Agrobiodiversity provides most of our food through our interaction with crops and domestic animals. Future global food security is firmly anchored in sound, science-based management of agrobiodiversity. This book presents key concepts of agrobiodiversity management, critically reviewing important current and emerging issues including agricultural development, crop introduction, practical diversity in farming systems, impact of modern crop varieties and GM crops, conservation, climate change, food sovereignty and policies. It also addresses claims and misinformation in the subject based on sound scientific principles.
1: Agrobiodiversity revisited 2: Food security and agrobiodiversity management 3: Agrobiodiversity management and the development of agriculture 4: Crop introduction and agrobiodiversity management 5: Utilization of crop diversity for food security 6: Impact of introduction of modern varieties on crop diversity 7: Transgenics can enhance crop-diversity - under certain circumstances 8: Management of crop-associated biodiversity above-ground 9: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the underground 10: Agrobiodiversity conservation policy: a 'Tragedy of Errors' 11: Can the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) approach ensure future food security? 12: Agrobiodiversity management for climate change 13: Agricultural revolutions and their enemies: lessons for policy makers