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Agrobiodiversity management for food security: a critical review.

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This book aims to build on and extend the wealth of information presented in a previous book, Agrobiodiversity: Characterization, Utilization and Management (Wood and Lenné, 1999), to show how agrobiodiversity can effectively and efficiently be managed for food security. Chapter 1 revisits the role of agrobiodiversity, while chapter 2 sets the context of the present book by looking at food securit...

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Chapter 6 (Page no: 87)

Impact of introduction of modern varieties on crop diversity.

This chapter reviews the impact of modern varieties on crop diversity through three detailed case studies on rice: (i) cultivar replacement in high-altitude rice in Nepal; (ii) cultivar replacement in upland rice in eastern India; and (iii) client-oriented breeding in low-altitude areas of Nepal. It concludes with a discussion of the impact on varietal diversity of these successes in improving local food security.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Agrobiodiversity revisited. Author(s): Lenné, J. M. Wood, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Food security and agrobiodiversity management. Author(s): Lenné, J. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) Agrobiodiversity management and the origins of agriculture. Author(s): Wood, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) Crop introduction and agrobiodiversity management. Author(s): Wood, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 64) Utilization of crop diversity for food security. Author(s): Lenné, J. M. Wood, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 99) Transgenics can enhance crop diversity - under certain circumstances. Author(s): Gressel, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 111) Management of crop-associated biodiversity above-ground. Author(s): Lenné, J. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 134) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning below-ground. Author(s): Kuyper, T. W. Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 150) Agrobiodiversity conservation policy: a 'Tragedy of Errors'. Author(s): Wood, D. Lenné, J. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 170) Can the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) approach ensure future food security? Author(s): Wood, D. Lenné, J. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 189) Agrobiodiversity management for climate change. Author(s): Ortiz, R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 212) Agricultural revolutions and their enemies: lessons for policy makers. Author(s): Lenné, J. M. Wood, D.