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Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

This series of books is published by Earthscan in association with Bioversity International. The aim of the series is to review the current state of knowledge in topical issues associated with agricultural biodiversity, to identify gaps in our knowledge base, to synthesize lessons learned and to propose future research and development actions. The overall objective is to increase the sustainable use of biodiversity in improving people’s well-being and food and nutrition security. The series’ scope is all aspects of agricultural biodiversity, ranging from conservation biology of genetic resources through social sciences to policy and legal aspects. It also covers the fields of research, education, communication and coordination, information management and knowledge sharing.

For more information on Bioversity International, please visit http://www.bioversityinternational.org/

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  1. Diversifying Food and Diets

    Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

    Edited by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli, Federico Mattei

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Community Biodiversity Management

    Promoting resilience and the conservation of plant genetic resources

    Edited by Walter Simon de Boef, Abishkar Subedi, Nivaldo Peroni, Marja Thijssen, Elizabeth O'Keeffe

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are issues that have been high on the policy agenda since the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. As part of efforts to implement in situ conservation, a methodology referred to as community biodiversity management (CBM) has been developed by...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons

    Challenges in International Law and Governance

    Edited by Michael Halewood, Isabel Lopez Noriega, Selim Louafi

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Farmers have engaged in collective systems of conservation and innovation – improving crops and sharing their reproductive materials – since the earliest plant domestications. Relatively open flows of plant germplasm attended the early spread of agriculture; they continued in the wake of (and were...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security

    Stakeholder Perspectives on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    Edited by Christine Frison, Francisco Lopez, Jose Esquinas-Alcazar

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is a pivotal piece of recent legislation, providing a route map for the use of such resources for sustainable agriculture and food security. Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security explains clearly the...

    Published July 25th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Crop Wild Relatives

    A Manual of in situ Conservation

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Vernon Heywood

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors....

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Economics of Managing Crop Diversity On-farm

    Case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative

    Edited by Edilegnaw Wale, Adam G. Drucker, Kerstin K. Zander

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The purpose of this book is to assess a variety of economic issues as they relate to agro-biodiversity and show how addressing these issues can assist in agro-biodiversity policy-making. This is illustrated using empirical data from some of the countries (Ethiopia, Nepal and Zambia) which are part...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Farmers' Crop Varieties and Farmers' Rights: Challenges in Taxonomy and Law
    Edited by Michael Halewood
    To Be Published October 30th 2014

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