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Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity (2003)

published by CIP-UPWARD in collaboration with GTZ, IDRC, IPGRI and SEARICE

The appreciation for agricultural biodiversity has grown and matured, resulting in an increasing awareness that its valuation and use could contribute to long-term conservation and use. This sourcebook encourages action aimed at managing agricultural biodiversity resources within existing landscapes and ecosystems, in support of the livelihoods of farmers, fishers and livestock keepers.

 

The publication is a compilation of field-based experiences by scientists, development specialists, academics, policy-makers and donors around the world; it consists of three volumes: 1) understanding agricultural biodiverity, 2) strengthening local management of agricultural biodiversity, and 3) ensuring an enabling environment for agricultural biodiversity. It is designed for use by rural development practitioners and local administrators, as well as trainors and educationalists.

 

Available for US$15 (excluding postage) from cip-manila@cgiar.org.

 

 

Paper

Title

Size (Kb in pdf format)

1

Defining Agricultural Biodiversity

195

2

Agricultural Biodiversity: Farmers Sustaining the Web of Life

134

3

The Central Role of Agricultural Biodiversity: Trends and Challenges

225

4

Supporting Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation: Key Questions

116

5

Cultural Factors and Crop Genetic Diversity

134

6

Reconciling Agriculture and Wild Biodiversity Conservation: Policy and Research Challenges of 'Ecoagriculture'

202

7

The Ecosystem Approach and Agricultural Biodiversity

276

8

Aquatic Biodiversity Issues

161

9

Gender in Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation

156

10

Using Local Knowledge to Conserve the Diversity of Sweet potato in the Philippines

203

11

Taro Biodiversity Management and Conservation in Yunnan, China

295

12

Uses of Wild Edibles Among the Paniya Tribe in Kerala, India

152

13

Tribal Womens Contributions to Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in India

146

14

Farmer Management of a Hunger Emergency Crop in Northern Ethiopia

135

15

Participatory Methods to Assess Traditional Breeding Systems: The Case of Cattle Breeding in the Gambia

131

16

Livestock Breeds in Traditional Animal Genetic Resources Management

145

17

Traditional Practices on Animal Genetic Resources Management

145

18

Andaman Fisherfolk Community and Biodiversity Management, Thailand

195

19

The Management of Forest Biodiversity

119

20

Assessing Crop Diversity in Rice-based Agroecosystems: An Example from Vietnam

156

21

Local Rice Genetic Diversity in Northeastern Thailand

148

22

Rediscovering Local Rice for Improved Food Security in Indonesia

175

23

Farmer Management of  Rices in Bohol, Philippines

139

24

Livestock and Livelihoods

200

25

Sustaining Livelihoods through Animal Genetic Resources Conservation

147

26

Diversity of Animals Adapted to Smallholder Systems

210

27

Changes in Criteria for Rice Cultivation in Usangu Plains, Tanzania

113

28

Working with Farmers to Enhance Productivity of Local Cultivars in India

119

29

Seed Supply System in Commercially-Irrigated Areas: A Case from Sultan Kudarat, Philippines

212

30

People,s Biodiversity Registers: A Case from India

183

31

Farmer Management of Sweet potato Diversity in a Changing Livelihood System: A Case from Central Luzon, Philippines

197

32

Womens  Home Gardening in Two Rural Communities in Ecuador

171

33

Maintaining Crop Genetic Diversity On-farm through Farmers' Networks

190

34

A Role For Diversity Fairs: Experiences from Nepal and Vietnam

248

35

Increasing Seed Diversity through Community Seed Fairs in Zimbabwe

156

36

Grassroots Seed Network Preserves Food Crops Diversity in Australia

173

37

Training Farmers in Seed Selection to Conserve Traditional Plant Varieties: A Case from Bhutan

131

38

Community Seed Banks for Semi-arid Agriculture in Zimbabwe

263

39

Institutionalizing Traditional Seed Exchange Networks through Community Seed Banks in Kollihills, India

154

40

In Situ Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity Through Participatory Plant Breeding in Nepal

238

41

Impacts of Participatory Varietal Selection and Participatory Plant Breeding on Crop Diversity

183

42

Farmers as Plant Breeders Three Cases from India

148

43

Applying the Farmer Field Schools Approach to Genetic Resources Conservation

161

44

Strengthening Community-Based, On-Farm Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity Experiences from Nepal

267

45

Participatory Approaches to Crop Improvement in Nepal

139

46

Millet Conservation in Southern India

175

47

Integrating In situ and Ex situ Conservation with On-farm Use: The Case of Bhutan

143

48

Strengthening the Collaboration for Crop Development and Biodiversity Enhancement in China

186

49

Farmer Participation and Access to Agricultural Biodiversity: Responses to Plant Breeding Limitations in Cuba

134

50

Managing Animal Genetic Resources at the Community Level

211

51

Freshwater Resources Conservation: An Action-Oriented Overview

362

52

Economic Valuation of Animal Genetic Resources: Importance and Application

220

53

Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources

187

54

In Situ Conservation of Farm Animal Genetic Resources

122

55

Conserving Fish Biodiversity in Sundarban Villages of India

131

56

Livestock Breeding: Strategies and Concerns

158

57

International Treaties Relevant to the Management of Plant Genetic Resources  

268

58

International Agreements Relevant to the Management of  Farm Animal Genetic Resources

155

59

International Treaties Relevant to the Conservation and Management of Aquatic Biodiversity

163

60

Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and International Law

200

61

Right to Patent vs Right to Freely Use: TRIPS, UPOV and Farmers, Rights

231

62

Consequences of Intellectual Property Rights on Farmer Seed Systems in Developing Countries

141

63

Aquatic Genetic Resources: Community Rights to Control Access

263

64

Integrating Fisheries with Protected Areas Management in Laos

149

65

Lessons in Sustainable Co-Management of Fisheries at the Mekong River

201

66

Developing Policies on Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation and Use in Nepal

147

67

User-based Mangrove Co-management in Brazil

111

68

Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

107

69

Institutional Changes for integrated Management of Agricultural Biodiversity

124

70

Incentive Measures for On-farm Conservation

262

71

Marketing Approach to Conserve Agricultural Biodiversity

78

72

Strengthening Farmers, Agricultural Biodiversity Management Systems

174

73

Sharing Benefits with the Conservators of Diversity

171

74

Linking Community-Managed initiatives With Academic Institutions: An Example from the Philippines

140

75

Revival of Millets as Gourmet Food in Japan: An Approach to Conservation

82

 

Contributors

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