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Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development

Publication year: 2005

ISBN: 978-0-387-25409-8

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The topics addressed in this book are of vital importance to the survival of humankind. Agricultural biodiversity, encompassing genetic diversity as well as human knowledge, is the base upon which agricultural production has been built, and protecting this resource is critical to ensuring the capacity of current and future generations to adapt to unforeseen challenges. Agricultural biodiversity underpins the productivity of all agricultural systems and is particularly important for poor and food-insecure farmers, who maintain highly diverse production systems in response to the marginal and risky production conditions they operate under. Understanding the importance of agricultural biodiversity in the livelihoods of the food insecure and enhancing its performance through the use of a variety of tools, including biotechnology, is a critically important issue in the world today

Subject: Business and Economics, Conservation, agriculture, biodiversity, biological, biotechnology, developing countries, development, economic development, poverty, public goods