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Agrobiodiversity, Conservation and Economic Development

Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics Volume: 11

Edited By: Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual and Melinda Smale

288 pages, Tabs, figs


Hardback | Sep 2008 | #175645 | ISBN-13: 9780415465052
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This book reflects current developments in the economics of agrobiodiversity and focuses its attention on the role agrobiodiversity can have for economic development.

As a new and rapidly expanding subfield at the interface of environmental/ecological, agricultural and development economics, the editors and contributors to this volume provide a thorough, structured and authoritative coverage of this field. The topics covered include the economic modelling of agrobiodiversity, policy and governance solutions for the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, contracts, markets and valuation.

The authors include well-known and respected academics and researchers who have a real policy perspective into the role of agrobiodiversity and economic development. The book provides coherent and up-to-date coverage of the economics of in-situ agrobiodiversity conservation which is to a large extent currently absent. Though the material in the volume is primarily written for economists, its content and style are highly relevant and accessible to ecologists and conservation biologists, and to academics from other broad disciplines that are located within the areas of economics and ecology.


1. Agrodiversity for Economic Development: What do we know? "Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual and Melinda Smale", Part 1: Policy Perspectives, 2. Managing Agricultural Biodiversity for Sustainable Use: Balancing the Benefits in the Field "Leslie Lipper and David Cooper, "3. Do we have an Adequate Global Strategy for Securing the Biodiversity of Major Food Crops? "Melinda Smale, Peter Hazell, Cary Fowler, and Toby Hodgkin," 4. Do we Need Crop Landraces for the Future? Realizing the global option value of in situ conservation "Mauricio R. Bellon, "5. Marketing Underutilized Plant Species for the Poor: A Conceptual Framework "Guillaume Gruere, Alessandra Giuliani, Melinda Smale, "6. Non-Market Institutions for Agrobiodiversity Conservation "Ruth. Meinzen-Dick, Pablo Eyzaguirre, "7. Development, Intensification and the Conservation of Farm Animal Genetic Resources "Luis Rodriguez and Adam Drucker, "Part 2: Multiple Objectives, Trade Offs and Synergies between Productivity and Agrobiodiversity, 8. Biodiversity Conservation and Productivity in Intensive Agricultural Systems "Amani Omer, Unai Pascual, Noel Russell, "9. Pricing Agrobiodiversity: A Stochastic Approach to Model Environmental Efficiency "Johannes Sauer, "10. Diversity, Productivity and Resilience in Agro-Ecosystems: An Example from Cereal Production in Southern Italy "Salvatore Di Falco, Jean-Paul Chavas, "11. The role of crop genetic diversity in coping with drought: Insights from eastern Ethiopia "Leslie Lipper, Romina Cavatassi, Jeffrey Hopkins, "12. A Trade-Off Analysis between Rangeland Health and Income Generation in Southern Namibia "Stephanie Domptail, Alexander Popp, Ernst-August Nuppenau, "13. Estimating the Interactions of Soil Biota and Agricultural Practices "Sebastien Foudi, "14. Estimating the value of Milpa Diversity and Genetically Modified Maize to Farmers in Mexico: A Choice Experiment Approach "Ekin Birol, Eric Rayn Villalba, "15. Can Greening Markets Help Conserve Landraces in Situ? Eggplants in India. "Vijesh V. Krishna and Unai Pascual, "Part 3: Market & Non-Market Institutions for Agrobiodiversity Conservation, 16. Agro-Biodiversity as Natural Insurance and the Development of Financial Markets "Stefan Baumgartner and Martin F. Quaas, "17. Determinants of Collaborative Conservation Costs of Coffea Arabica's Wild Populations in Montane Rainforest of Southwestern Ethiopia "Aseffa Seyoum, Bezabih Emana, Franz Gatzweiler, Belaineh Legesse, "18. Agrobiodiversity in Poor Countries -- Price Premiums Deemed to Miss Multifaceted Targets? "Mitri Kitti, Jaakko Heikkil, Anni Huhtala, "19. Market Participation and Crop Biodiversity in a Developing Economy: Banana'a in Uganda "Svetlana Edmeades and Melinda Smale, "20. The Value of Ecosystem Sevices and Agrobiodiversity in Central Sulawesi "Klaus Glenk, Jan Barkmann, Rainer Marggraf, "21. Farmers' Participation in Agri-Environmental Programs and Impact on Farm Performance: An Empirical Analysis Applied to Swedish Agriculture "Karin Larsen, "22. Over-Compensation Payments for Agro-Biodiversity Conservation "Cornelia Ohl, Martin Drechsler, Karin Johst, Frank Watzold"

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