In Search of Biohappiness: Biodiversity and Food, Health and Livelihood Security

In Search of Biohappiness: Biodiversity and Food, Health and Livelihood Security

By: M. S. Swaminathan (author)Hardback

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This book describes how an era of biohappiness, based on the conservation and sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity, can be launched. It deals with all aspects of conservation such as in situ, ex situ and community conservation, and also covers conservation issues relating to mangroves and other coastal bioresources, whose importance has grown with the emerging possibility of sea-level rise from global warming. The book includes concrete examples of how local tribal families have taken to the establishment of gene, seed, grain and water banks in villages, thus linking conservation, cultivation, consumption and commerce in a mutually-reinforcing manner.

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Introduction; Towards an Era of Biohappiness; Biodiversity and Sustainable Food Security with regard to Climate Change; Malthus and Mendel: Population, Science and Sustainable Food Security; Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis; Resolving Asia's Contradictions; 2010 - Do or Die Year on the Farm Front; Biotechnology; Benefit Sharing in the Area of Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources; Partnerships in Integrated Gene Management; Mangroves; Frozen Seeds and Food Security; Kerala Case Study on Agrobiodiversity Conservation; Designing a Learning Revolution.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9789814329323
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9789814329323
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 9814329320

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