Agrobiodiversity, Conservation and Economic Development by Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Melinda Smale

By Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Melinda Smale

This ebook displays present advancements within the economics of agrobiodiversity and focuses its awareness at the function agrobiodiversity could have for fiscal improvement. As a brand new and quickly increasing subfield on the interface of environmental/ecological, agricultural and improvement economics, the editors and members to this quantity offer a radical, dependent and authoritative insurance of this field.Topics lined contain the industrial modelling of agrobiodiversity, coverage and governance ideas for the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, contracts, markets and valuation. The authors contain famous and revered lecturers and researchers who've a true coverage standpoint into the function of agrobiodiversity and fiscal development.  The publication presents coherent and recent assurance of the economics of in-situ agrobiodiversity conservation that's to a wide volume presently absent.Though the cloth within the quantity is basically written for economists, its content material and elegance are hugely suitable and obtainable to ecologists and conservation biologists, and to lecturers from different wide disciplines which are situated in the components of economics and ecology.

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Pascual, U. , (2006) ‘Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: saving natural capital without losing interest’, Conservation Biology 20(2): 263–264. E. L. (1995) ‘ “Agrobiodiversity” key to agricultural productivity’, California Agriculture 49: 45–49. ) (2006) Valuing Crop Biodiversity: On Farm Genetic Resources and Economic Change. Wallingford: CAB International. , Guindo, O. and Konta, B. (2008) ‘Trading millet and sorghum genetic resources: women vendors in the open-air markets of San and Douentza, Mali’, IFPRI Discussion Paper 746, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.

Next in Chapter 18, Mitri Kitti, Jaakko Heikkilä and Anni Huhtala make the case that the development of ‘fair trade’ type of markets through improved international trade institutions should not be decoupled from the development of markets for biodiversity conservation. Thus, they investigate the role that price premiums can play in developing countries in both preserving biodiversity and at the same time contributing towards the eradication or at least the alleviation of poverty. The do so by incorporating ecological findings on the role of pollination services into an economic analysis of agroforestry in agricultural production.

And Konta, B. (2008) ‘Trading millet and sorghum genetic resources: women vendors in the open-air markets of San and Douentza, Mali’, IFPRI Discussion Paper 746, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Smale, M. G. (2007) ‘Agricultural development and the diversity of crop and livestock genetic resources: a review of the economics literature’, in A. 24 A. Kontoleon, U. Pascual and M. Smale Kontoleon, U. Pascual, and T. Swanson (eds) Biodiversity Economics: Principles, Methods and Applications.

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