Gender Dynamics in Agro-biodiversity Conservation in Sikkim and Nagaland*

Goodrich, C G (2012) Gender Dynamics in Agro-biodiversity Conservation in Sikkim and Nagaland*. In: Agriculture and Changing Environment: Perspectives on Northeastern India. Routledge India, pp. 166-183. ISBN 978-0415632898

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Abstract

Subsistence farmers all over the world, and especially in environments where high-yielding crops and livestock do not prosper, play a major role in maintaining agro-biodiversity by cultivating a large variety of crop species. The Convention on Biodiversity defines agro-biodiversity as ‘the diversity at all levels of the biological hierarchy, from genes to ecosystems, that is involved in agriculture and food production . . . the fundamental and distinct property of agricultural biodiversity is that it is largely created, maintained and managed by humans’ (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity 2001). Thus, agro-biodiversity is the biological diversity of agriculture-related species and their wild varieties which occurs at the levels of the agro-ecosystem, species and gene.

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Agro-biodiversity, Northeast India, Sikkim, Nagaland,
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 03:45
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 08:22
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6582
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