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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 this process.
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.
Section I - Introduction;
1. Agrobiodiversity in Farming Systems; 2. Agrobiodiversity for Food Security;
Section II - Critical review of current issues;
3. Agrobiodiversity Management and Agricultural Development; 4. Role of Crop Introduction in Agrobiodiversity Management; 5. How much Crop Diversity do Farmers want and need?; 6. Impact of Introduction of Modern Varieties on Crop Diversity; 7. Role and Impact of GM (genetic manipulation) Methods; 8. Management of Crop-associated Agrobiodiversity: above Ground; 9. Management of Crop-associated Agrobiodiversity: Dimensions; 10. Conservation of Agrobiodiversity: Conflict or Synergy?; 11. Agrobiodiversity and 'ecological agriculture';
Section III - Critical review of emerging issues;
12. Agrobiodiversity Management for Climate Change; 13. Agrobiodiversity as a Slogan: Institutional Dimensions; 14. Self-sufficiency, Food Sovereignty and Agrobiodiversity Management; 15. Sound Policies for Agrobiodiversity Management; 16. Agrobiodiversity Management for Future Global Food Security.