In Search of Biohappiness: Biodiversity and Food, Health and Livelihood Security
By: M. S. Swaminathan (author)Hardback
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This book is intended to describe how an era of biohappiness, based on the conservation and sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity, can be launched. This book will deal with all aspects of conservation such as in-situ, ex-situ and community conservation. It will cover the conservation issues relating to mangroves and other coastal bioresources, whose importance will grow with the emerging possibility of sea level rise from global warming. This book will include 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.
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.
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