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GERMAN COOPERATION - 2015 - Agrobiodiversity – the key to food security, climate adaptation and resilience. Creative Education, 2016,7,2141-2150 Responsible Research and Innovation for the Media Facebook: Community Involvement in the Study on Agrobiodiversity. AGROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL via VIMEO 11/12/12 Questions à Fabrice DeClerc, Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystem Services Program, Bioversity International. Journal of Applied Ecology Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 355–364, April 2013 Food production vs. biodiversity: comparing organic and conventional agriculture. Introduction The global demand for food and farmland is rapidly growing due to a variety of factors including rising human population numbers, increased meat consumption, urbanization, competing land uses for non-food crops and the alteration in the suitability of land to grow crops due to climate change (Tilman et al. 2009; Beddington 2010).

Journal of Applied Ecology Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 355–364, April 2013 Food production vs. biodiversity: comparing organic and conventional agriculture

While a reduction in food waste, improvements in infrastructure and transport, a change in human diets and expanding aquaculture are important mitigation strategies against increased demand (Godfray et al. 2010), it has been argued that agricultural production has to increase globally to supply the food required for the estimated over nine billion people by 2050 (Foresight 2011; Tilman et al. 2011). Increasing supply logically has two axes: either via intensification (increasing output over the same area) or via extensification (bringing more land into agricultural production). Science of The Total Environment Volumes 545–546, 1 March 2016, A knowledge-based approach to estimating the magnitude and spatial patterns of potential threats to soil biodiversity. Open Access Highlights Soil microorganisms, fauna and biological functions are subjected to different potential threats It is possible to map potential threats to soil biodiversity The majority of EU countries have soils with high level of risk to soil biodiversity Soil under pressure is not well protected, actions are needed to preserve soil biodiversity Abstract Because of the increasing pressures exerted on soil, below-ground life is under threat.

Science of The Total Environment Volumes 545–546, 1 March 2016, A knowledge-based approach to estimating the magnitude and spatial patterns of potential threats to soil biodiversity

Keywords Soil biodiversity; Risk assessment; Land-use planning; Soil biota conservation. International Journal of Biodiversity Volume 2013 (2013), Decline of Indigenous Crop Diversity in Colonial and Postcolonial Rwanda. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15: 422. Effects of agricultural biodiversity and seasonal rain on dietary adequacy and household food security in rural areas of Kenya.

American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 14 (5): 407-420, 2014 Agroecosystems Management and Biodiversity Loss in an Intensification Gradient in Traditional Agriculture in Mexico. CGIAR - 2013 - Using agricultural biodiversity for pest and disease management. PLOS 25/02/14 Infectious Diseases and Their Outbreaks in Asia-Pacific: Biodiversity and Its Regulation Loss Matter. Abstract Despite increasing control measures, numerous parasitic and infectious diseases are emerging, re-emerging or causing recurrent outbreaks particularly in Asia and the Pacific region, a hot spot of both infectious disease emergence and biodiversity at risk.

PLOS 25/02/14 Infectious Diseases and Their Outbreaks in Asia-Pacific: Biodiversity and Its Regulation Loss Matter

We investigate how biodiversity affects the distribution of infectious diseases and their outbreaks in this region, taking into account socio-economics (population size, GDP, public health expenditure), geography (latitude and nation size), climate (precipitation, temperature) and biodiversity (bird and mammal species richness, forest cover, mammal and bird species at threat). Citation: Morand S, Jittapalapong S, Suputtamongkol Y, Abdullah MT, Huan TB (2014) Infectious Diseases and Their Outbreaks in Asia-Pacific: Biodiversity and Its Regulation Loss Matter. PLoS ONE 9(2): e90032. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090032 Editor: Gerardo Chowell, Arizona State University, United States of America Copyright: © 2014 Morand et al.

A. A. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 7(30), pp. 4187-4197, 7 August, 2012 Addressing the information problem in agriculture via agrobiodiversity: Streamlining the issues, challenges and policy questions. New Routes 3/2012 farmers’ rights project: furthering agrobiodiversity. 86th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society, University of Warwick, United Kingdom 16 - 18 April 2012 On the Value of Agricultural Biodiversity. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 6(32), pp. 6622-6634, 26 December, 2011 Perception of utilitarian values of agrobiodiversity by rural farmers in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. PLOS 26/08/15 Crop Species Diversity Changes in the United States: 1978–2012. Abstract Anecdotal accounts regarding reduced US cropping system diversity have raised concerns about negative impacts of increasingly homogeneous cropping systems.

PLOS 26/08/15 Crop Species Diversity Changes in the United States: 1978–2012

However, formal analyses to document such changes are lacking. Using US Agriculture Census data, which are collected every five years, we quantified crop species diversity from 1978 to 2012, for the contiguous US on a county level basis. We used Shannon diversity indices expressed as effective number of crop species (ENCS) to quantify crop diversity. We then evaluated changes in county-level crop diversity both nationally and for each of the eight Farm Resource Regions developed by the National Agriculture Statistics Service. FASTCODESIGN 11/05/12 Infographic: In 80 Years, We Lost 93% Of Variety In Our Food Seeds.

Seeds are tricky things.

FASTCODESIGN 11/05/12 Infographic: In 80 Years, We Lost 93% Of Variety In Our Food Seeds

On one hand, we have the whole Omnivore’s Dilemma argument, that industrialized and genetically engineered food is probably bad. And on the other, we have strains of vegetables that can grow four times as much produce on the same plot of land as their heirloom counterparts—a successful, man-dictated genetics that we’ve actually been fueling for millennia. After all, we wouldn’t have the heirloom seeds of today if our grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather hadn’t saved the seeds from the sweetest watermelons or the most drought-resistant cantaloupes. I don’t know that any of us can honestly assess the repercussions of our actions, but I do know one thing: This National Geographic infographic by John Tomanio is staggering. Using the metaphor of a tree, it charts the loss of U.S. seed variety from 1903 to 1983. Poster paper prepared for presentation at the EAAE 2014 Congress ‘Agri-Food and Rural Innovations for Healthier Societies’ August 26 to 29, 2014 IMPACT OF AGRO-BIODIVERSITY ON FARMERS’ INCOME PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION.

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen - 2014 - Agrobiodiversity, Cultural Factors and their Impact on Food and Nutrition Security: VVB LAUFERSWEILER VERLAG édition scientifique - A case-study in the south-east region of the Peruvian Andes. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 25(2):37-40 DEC 2012 Biodiversity of Agriculturally Important Insects in North Eastern Himalaya: An Overview. Ecology and Society 18(4): 71 2013 Biocultural Refugia: Combating the Erosion of Diversity in Landscapes of Food Production. Nature 405, 234-242 (11 May 2000) Consequences of changing biodiversity.

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Nature 405, 234-242 (11 May 2000) Consequences of changing biodiversity

Stuart Chapin III1, Erika S. HINDAWI - 2013 - The Key Role of Cultural Preservation in Maize Diversity Conservation in the Argentine Yungas. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 25(2):37-40 DEC 2012 Biodiversity of Agriculturally Important Insects in North Eastern Himalaya: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Volume 37, Issue 9, 2013 Developing an Agricultural Biodiversity Policy for China. Tropentag, September 17-19, 2013, Farmers’ Perceptions of Agrobiodiversity in Western Kenya. BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL - 2013 - Harvesting quinoa diversity with Payment for Agrobiodiversity Conservation Services. Environmental Science & Policy Volume 27, March 2013, Pages 223–231 Opportunities and limitations for functional agrobiodivers. Open Access Abstract To counteract the negative effects of intensive agriculture there is increasing interest in approaches that reconcile agricultural production with the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services.

Environmental Science & Policy Volume 27, March 2013, Pages 223–231 Opportunities and limitations for functional agrobiodivers

PENNSTATE UNIVERSITY 06/02/13 Preserving biodiversity can be compatible with intensive agriculture. COHAB - 2010 - The importance of biodiversity to human health. ARS USDA 01/03/13 An Interactive Atlas to Preserve Agricultural Biodiversity. By Dennis O'BrienMarch 1, 2013 U.S.

ARS USDA 01/03/13 An Interactive Atlas to Preserve Agricultural Biodiversity

Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and cooperators have developed an interactive atlas of wild plants in Guatemala that are closely related to crop plants. The atlas will make it easier to preserve plants with genes that may be vital to global food security. DEFRA - OCT 2013 - Genetic biodiversity in agricultural and natural systems: Measurement, understanding and management. Sustainability 2011, 3, 238-253 Agricultural Biodiversity Is Essential for a Sustainable Improvement in Food and Nutrition Secur. PNAS 21/09/12 The compatibility of agricultural intensification in a global hotspot of smallholder agrobiodiversity (Bolivia) IFOAM 06/05/13 Seed legislation must be fit for agro- biodiversity - EU Parliament and Council need to significantly revise draf.

FAO 28/04/12 Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition Food Security - New Project Supported by Global Environmental Facili. A nutritionally adequate diet must be composed of a variety of foods, with biodiversity being the key. 28 April, 2012, Rio de Janeiro - A project aimed at using research and education to tackle growing global concerns over the negative health implications of poor nutrition and also improve food security was officially launched during the World Nutrition Rio Congress 2012 in Rio today.

FAO 28/04/12 Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition Food Security - New Project Supported by Global Environmental Facili

A narrowing of variety in people's diets, with nutritionally-poor processed foods dominating the dinner table, has led to a raft of health issues. One third of the world's population is suffering from hunger and micronutrient malnutrition, while obesity and diet-related chronic illnesses have reached critical levels. FAO's principal nutrition officer Barbara Burlingame notes that dietary energy supply can be met by a few staple crops only, without biodiversity. Environmental Science & Policy Volume 23, November 2012, Biodiversity and agriculture: Production frontiers as a framework for e. Abstract Increasing global demand for agricultural products will continue to affect biodiversity.

Environmental Science & Policy Volume 23, November 2012, Biodiversity and agriculture: Production frontiers as a framework for e

Various strategies to address this tension, such as payments for ecosystem services, wildlife-friendly farming, and conservation-reserve planning, emphasize different aspects of the system and different policy approaches. We argue that the strategic approach must be matched to the region. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Volume 157, 15 August 2012, Introduction to special issue on agricultural biodiversity, ec.

Volume 157, 15 August 2012, Pages 1–4 Edited By Joseph Jojo Baidu-Forson, Monty Jones and Toby Hodgkin Abstract This paper introduces the contents of a special issue of Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment dedicated to “Agrobiodiversity & Africa”. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Volume 157, 15 August 2012, The status of agrobiodiversity management and conservation in. Volume 157, 15 August 2012, Pages 17–23 Edited By Joseph Jojo Baidu-Forson, Monty Jones and Toby Hodgkin Abstract. Report of the Thika Meeting, 10 – 12 October 2011 Finding and Filling the Knowledge Gaps on Agricultural Biodiversity and Smallh.

NEW AGRICULTURIST - JANV 2012 - Realising the benefits of enhanced agrobiodiversity. The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) brings together all those working to strengthen and transform agricultural research for development around the world. As part of this role, GFAR is working with New Agriculturist to showcase and raise awareness of important initiatives and their outcomes, to update and inspire others. Underutilised crops must be retained and promoted© FAO/Olivier Asselin The catastrophic failure of grain harvests in 2008 and subsequent price hikes for rice and wheat provided dramatic evidence for the fragility of both agricultural production and the wider food economy in many developing countries. FARMERS'FORUM - INDIA'S AGRICULTURE MAGAZINE 26/01/12 Agro-Biodiversity For Food Security. AGROFORESTRY WORLD 21/09/12 How policies and laws influence agrobiodiversity. Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research 

Bioversity International - Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Use in Asia, Pacific and Oceania region.