Agrobiodiversity Management for Food SecurityA Critical Review
By J Lenné, Consultant in Agricultural Research and Development, UK and Editor in Chief, Field Crops Research, D Wood, Biodiversity Specialist, Fyvie, UK
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 agrobiodiversity. 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.
Policymakers, researchers in ecology, agricultural science and management.
Chapter 1. Agrobiodiversity revisited Chapter 2. Food security and agrobiodiversity management Chapter 3. Agrobiodiversity management and the development of agriculture Chapter 4. Crop introduction and agrobiodiversity management Chapter 5. Utilization of crop diversity for food security Chapter 6. Impact of introduction of modern varieties on crop diversity Chapter 7. Transgenics can enhance crop-diversity - under certain circumstances Chapter 8. Management of crop-associated biodiversity above-ground Chapter 9. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the underground Chapter 10. Agrobiodiversity conservation policy: a 'Tragedy of Errors' Chapter 11. Can the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) approach ensure future food security? Chapter 12. Agrobiodiversity management for climate change Chapter 13. Agricultural revolutions and their enemies: lessons for policy makers
Lenné J. M. Lenné:
BAgrSc (First Class Honours), PhD (Plant Pathology), DAgrSc University of Melbourne, Australia
30 yrs in tropical agricultural research, management & development, including 15 yrs with CGIAR institutes (CIAT and ICRISAT) and 8 yrs with UK-based institutes, as well as 15 yrs increasingly responsible experience as a consultant in project and programme review through short-term assignments in more than 30 countries in Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa; relevant experience in semi-arid cropping systems; horticultural especially vegetable systems; tropical rice systems; tropical fodder and crop/livestock systems; and tropical agro-biodiversity management.
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