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Developing Markets for Agrobiodiversity

Author : Alessandra Giuliani
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�This wonderful book demonstrates how rural livelihoods - as well as diets, health and ways of life - are enhanced by the so-called �neglected and underutilized plant species� which, in the book�s Syrian case study, include such deliciously interesting things as capers, laurel, jujube and figs. Using value chain analysis the author illuminates the opportunities for strengthening arid land economies with attention to such species, while simultaneously maintaining the diversity and integrity of those plant genomes, landscapes and cultures. And keeping the world worth tasting.�KEN WILSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CHRISTENSEN FUND�Alexandra Giuliani delivers a convincing and very practical account of how biodiversity products derived from neglected and underutilized plant species enter the markets in Syria. By highlighting the value of these plant products for the family income and health status of marginal farmer families in rural drylands and semi-arid areas, she brings the message home as to why it is so important to maintain biodiversity of the genetic resources not by protection alone, but rather through their judicious use.�KATHARINA JENNY, SENIOR ADVISOR, FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATIONJust four crops - maize, potatoes, rice and wheat - provide more than 90 per cent of the world�s food. Old varieties of even these crops are disappearing as farmers and consumers strive for more uniformity in food products. This in turn affects less obvious elements, such as insects that play a role in pollinating plants or controlling pests and the soil organisms that help plants extract nutrients from the soil. Also, farmers need a broad base of agrobiodiversity to be able to respond and adapt to environmental changes and to improve their production. This is especially important in the face of climate change and changing economic and political pressures.This book from Bioversity International describes a study conducted in Syria of how communities are developing markets for local products derived from neglected and underutilized plants. Based on concrete case studies, the data and processes documented in this book show the potential of biodiversity to make a significant contribution to livelihood security in communities that inhabit difficult environments with unique resources. The study also highlights the importance of local cultural knowledge and institutions in sustainable development of biodiversity markets.Published with Bioversity International.

The Effects of Market oriented Agriculture on Selected Agrobiodiversity Household Income and Food Security Components

Author : Charles Nkwiine
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Biodiversity and Agricultural Intensification

Author : Jitendra Srivastava
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Agriculture as friende and foe of biodiversity; Harmonizing biodiversity conservation and agricultural development; Plicy considerations along the interface between biodiversity and agriculture; Effects of land-use systems on the use and conservation of biodiversity; Effects of agricultural development on biodiversity: lessons from iowa; Livestock production systms and the management of domestic animal biodiversity; Biodiversity and the world bank's agricultural portfolio; Toward a strategy for mainstreaming biodiversity in agricultural development.

Agriculture Biodiversity and Markets

Author : Stewart Lockie
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Debate about how best to ensure the preservation of agricultural biodiversity is caught in a counter-productive polemic between proponents and critics of market-based instruments and agricultural modernization. However, it is argued in this book that neither position does justice to the range of strategies that farmers use to manage agrobiodiversity and other livelihood assets as they adapt to changing social, economic, and environmental circumstances.

Agrobiodiversity and Farmers Rights

Author : Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan
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Proceedings of a technical consultation organized by M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Madras, India, from January 15-18, 1996.

Agriculture Rural Development

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Proceedings of the International Symposium on Underutilized Plants for Food Security Nutrition Income and Sustainable Development

Author : Hannah Jaenicke
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Promoting Rural Livelihoods Through Agrobiodiversity

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Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity Activities

Author : United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Sustainable Development and Productivity Division
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Seed Savers

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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Plant Diversity Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and the HIV AIDS Crisis

Author : Josep A. Garí
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Agriculture and Human Values

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Rural Development Abstracts

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Global Report

Author : International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (Project)
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"In addition to assessing existing conditions and knowledge, the IAASTD uses a simple set of model projections to look at the future, based on knowledge from past events and existing trends such as population growth, rural/urban food and poverty dynamics, loss of agricultural land, water availability, and climate change effects. This set of volumes comprises the findings of the IAASTD. It consists of a Global Report, a brief Synthesis Report, and 5 subglobal reports. Taken as a whole, the IAASTD reports are an indispensable reference for anyone working in the field of agriculture and rural development, whether at the level of basic research, policy, or practice."--BOOK JACKET.

Evolving Sui Generis Options for the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Author : Ratnakar Adhikari
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Contributed articles presented at the Regional Seminar on Policies for the Protection of Farmers' Rights in Mountain Regions held in Kathmandu from 24-26 March, 2003.

Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development

Author : Jan-Peter Voss
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This book deals with the issue of sustainable development in a novel and innovative way. It examines the governance implications of reflexive modernisation - the condition that societal development is endangered by its own side-effects. With conceptualising reflexive governance the book leads a way out of endless quarrels about the definition of sustainability and into a new mode of collective action.The authors assert that sustainability is not a defined end-state, but should be understood as the capacity of society to learn about the conditions of its future existence and wants. This requires, in their view, a specific kind of problem solving framework which emphasises the interlinkage of problems and scales, as well as long-term and indirect effects of various actions. Sustainability calls for new forms of governance with attention given to uncertainty, ambivalence about multiple goals and distributed power. The book develops an alternative framework with which to address the challenge of sustainability and derives a set of strategy elements for dealing with sustainability in practice. These are discussed from conceptual as well as practical perspectives.Bringing recent insights from innovation research, governance studies and complexity theory in common focus, Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development will be of great interest to researchers in social change, innovation and governance studies, as well as policymakers confronted with sustainable development issues.

Building Africa s Scientific and Institutional Capacity in Agriculture and Natural Resources Education

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Public private Partnerships for Biotechnology in Africa

Author : Patricia Kameri-Mbote
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Biodiversity Information

Author : England) International Workshop on Biodiversity Information (1996 : London
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Biodiversity has been identified as a key issue in the general debate about the sustainable use of the world's natural resources. Major international efforts are now underway to assess and maintain biodiversity. However, there is an urgent need to collect, manage and disseminate information related to biodiversity in an efficient and effective way. The purpose of this book is to review the needs and opportunities for information and efficient information flows in support of world priorities in biodiversity. It is based on papers presented at a workshop held in London in July 1996, organized by CAB International with the support of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), IUCN -- The World Conservation Union and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Contributors include leading players from organizations concerned with conserving and managing biodiversity, based in Europe and the USA as well as developing countries.