Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets: Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative Perspective

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Stewart Lockie, David Carpenter
Earthscan, 2010 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Agriculture biodiversity and markets
1
The ecological role and enhancement of biodiversity in agroecosystems
15
The human ecology of agrobiodiversity
33
Multilateral and national regulatory regimes for agrobiodiversity
47
Plant Breeders Rights and onfarm seedsaving
61
International biosecurity frameworks to protect biodiversity with emphasis on science and risk assessment
77
Complementarity in the conservation of traditional and modern rice genetic resources on the Philippine island of Bohol
99
The contribution of biodiversity to modern intensive farming systems
117
Challenges of global environmental governance by nonstate actors in the coffee industry Insights from India Indonesia and Vietnam
175
Geographical indications and biodiversity
201
Value chain coordination for agrobiodiversity conservation
213
Paying for biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes
229
Targeting payments for ecological services
253
The green box Multifunctionality and biodiversity conservation in Europe
269
Market instruments and collective obligations for onfarm biodiversity conservation
287
Agrobiodiversity and sustainable farm livelihoods Policy implications and imperatives
303

Genetic erosion and degradation of ecosystem services of wetland rice fields A case study from Western Ghats India
137
Environmental certification standardization for diversity
155

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About the author (2010)

Stewart Lockie is Professor of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. 

David Carpenter works in the area of East Asian regional policy at the Australian Agency for International Development; prior to that he was a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Social Science Research, Central Queensland University.

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