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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 revisited2: Food security and agrobiodiversity management3: Agrobiodiversity management and the development of agriculture4: Crop introduction and agrobiodiversity management5: Utilization of crop diversity for food security6: Impact of introduction of modern varieties on crop diversity7: Transgenics can enhance crop-diversity - under certain circumstances8: Management of crop-associated biodiversity above-ground9: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the underground10: 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 change13: Agricultural revolutions and their enemies: lessons for policy makers
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