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Cover for Agrobiodiversity: dynamic change managem.

This chapter presents an overview of global, regional and national (India) initiatives on agrobiodiversity conservation and crop germplasm exchange. Regulations concerning access and benefit sharing (ABS) are also briefly examined. It is argued that change is needed for facilitated ABS and that the ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Venezuela.

Venezuela has a long history in application of pest biological control. The first attempts were recorded at the end of the 19th century with the use of Scelio famelicus for control of the migratory locust Schistocerca paranensis and continued in the middle of the 20th with the introduction of ...

Author(s)
Vásquez, C.; Ferrer, F.; Colmenarez, Y. C.; Morales Sanchez, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Invasive alien weed species: a threat to plant biodiversity.

Biological invasion is defined as the introduction (intentional or non-intentional), successful establishment, and potential spread of species outside their native range of habitat, and recognized as a threat to the economy, environment and biodiversity globally. Together, such species are regarded ...

Author(s)
Disha Jaggi; Mayank Varun; Saurabh Pagare; Niraj Tripathi; Meenal Rathore; Raghwendra Singh; Bhumesh Kumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Enhancing crop genepool use: capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement.

This book contains 42 chapters focusing on the various aspects of the utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity as a basis for crop improvement and future food security. Information on the various characterization techniques, conservation strategies,...

Author(s)
Maxted, N.; Dulloo, M. E.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Community biodiversity management (CBM): a participatory methodology that integrates empowerment, livelihoods and on-farm management of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter presents an overview of community biodiversity management (CBM) methodology based on in-depth experiences from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, France, Nepal and reference cases from several other countries. The key role of the most commonly used participatory practices that integrate...

Author(s)
Subedi, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evolutionary plant breeding: a method for rapidly increasing on-farm biodiversity to support sustainable livelihoods in an era of climate change.

This chapter presents a method to rapidly increase on-farm biodiversity to support sustainable livelihoods in Iran in an era of climate change. The importance of evolutionary plant breeding in providing a large number of farmers access to a great amount of biodiversity in a relatively short time...

Author(s)
Rahmanian, M.; Razavi, K.; Haghparast, R.; Salimi, M.; Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Value chain development: a silver bullet for agrobiodiversity conservation and use?

This paper seeks to contribute to an assessment of the role that value chain projects have played in agrobiodiversity conservation, specifically for crop genetic resources. information on the degree to which value chain projects have focused on genetic resources that are actually threatened and...

Author(s)
Drucker, A. G.; Appels, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Miscanthus</i> species.

This chapter focuses on Miscanthus and explores the following aspects that affects its efficiency as an energy crop: (i) agronomic aspects of the genus in relation to cultivation for feedstock production; (ii) its interaction with the environment, impact on landscape, land utilization and...

Author(s)
Anzoua, K. G.; Yamada, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Willow.

This chapter provides an overview of the biology and taxonomy of willows (Salix sp.), describes a short presentation of production systems and breeding issues with respect to willow use as biomass crop, and discusses environmental and landscape design issues including the possibility for...

Author(s)
Weih, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The way ahead: from science to policy; coordinating efforts in a global world.

This chapter describes the need for a global effort, from science to policy, to cover the challenges involved in improving agriculture in a changing environment, particularly in the developing world where political structures are weak but social networks may be of assistance. A brief overview on...

Author(s)
Ortiz, R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter

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