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by Hope Shand




The book provides an introduction to the topic of agricultural biodiversity, with chapters assessing the current situation for each major sector: crop genetic resources, farm animal diversity, fish and aquatic life, forests, soil biodiversity and microbial genetic resources. It concludes with a discussion of outstanding policy issues that must be addressed by policymakers and global civil society on the eve of the new millennium. Common themes emerge from our analysis of the plant and animal genetic resources that feed, nurture and sustain life. It is impossible to talk about the conservation and sustainable use of genes, species and ecosystems separate from human cultures. Farming and indigenous communities hold the key to conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity, and to food security for millions of the world's poor. Successful strategies to secure diminishing stocks of genetic resources require integrated approaches that combine the genius of farming communities with the institutional sector's scientific innovation. With renewed emphasis on global food security, a new, wholistic approach is needed to address the loss of genetic resources for food and agriculture.
Download Human Nature: Agricultural Biodiversity and Farm-Based Food Security epub
ISBN: 0968311202
ISBN13: 978-0968311202
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Author: Hope Shand
Publisher: RAFI; 1 edition (December 1997)
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