Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative Perspective
"This volume does an excellent job in bringing together a rich diversity of empirical material from around the world to analyze the complex interdependencies between biodiversity protection and agricultural livelihoods. It provides new and better insights into whether, why and how biodiversity values should be given pride of place in agroecosystems. Highly recommended." Arthur P.J. Mol, Chair and Professor in Environmental Policy, Wageningen University, The Netherlands "Biodiversity plays a pivotal role in determining agricultural production and shaping the livelihoods of agricultural communities. This volume skilfully examines relationships between agricultural biodiversity, livelihoods and markets. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to know more about these vitally important relationships." Professor Mark McGillivray, Chief Economist, Australian Agency for International Development "Agricultural biodiversity - or agrobiodiversity - plays a pivotal role in the livelihoods of all farmers, since it 'encompasses the variety of plants and animals and micro-organisms at sepcies and ecosystem level which are necessary to sustain key functions in the agroecosystem." New Agriculturist, May 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.
Contributors Preface 1. Agriculture, Biodiversity And Markets Part I: Agrobiodiversity in Context 2. The Ecological Role and Enhancement of Biodiversity in Agroecosystems 3. The Human Ecology of Agrobiodiversity 4. Multilateral and National Regulatory Regimes for Agrobiodiversity 5. Plant Breeders' Rights and On-Farm Seed-Saving 6. International Biosecurity Frameworks to Protect Biodiversity with Emphasis on Science and Risk Assessment Part II: Agriobiodiversity and Modernization 7. Complementarity in the Conservation of Traditional and Modern Rice Genetic Resources on the Philippine Island of Bohol 8. The Contribution of Biodiversity to Modern Intensive Farming Systems 9. Genetic Erosion and Degradation of Ecosystem Services of Wetland Rice Fields: A Case Study from Western Ghats, India Part III: Agrobiodiversity, Standards and Markets 10. Environmental Certification: Standardization for Diversity 11. Challenges of Global Environmental Governance by Non-state Actors in the Coffee Industry: Insights from India, Indonesia and Vietnam 12. Geographical Indicators 13. Value Chain Coordination for Agroiodiversity Conservation Part IV: Agrobiodiversity and Payment for Ecological Services 14. Paying for Biodiversity Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes 15. Targeting Payments for Ecological Services 16. The 'Green Box': Multifunctionality and Biodiversity Conservation in Europe 17. Market Instruments and Collective Obligations for On-Farm Biodiversity Conservation CONCLUSION 18. Agrobiodiversity and Sustainable Farm Livelihoods: Policy Implications and Imperatives Index