• NEPAL TEAM PUBLISHES NEW CATALOGUE OF VARIETIES

    NEPAL TEAM PUBLISHES NEW CATALOGUE OF VARIETIES

    March 14th, 2017 | Central Asia, News

    Variety Catalogue – Ebook Crop varietal development is a major investment of public sector plant breeding. The success of these varieties and their adoption by farmers depends on having a varietal catalogue with information on the new varieties, including the varieties’ unique trait combinations, adaptive capacity to environmental constraints, and taste and other cultural uses. […]

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  • New Book “Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security”

    New Book “Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security”

    September 6th, 2013 | Bioversity Headquarters, Featured, Publications

    While scientific literature has dealt extensively with the relationship between diversity and ecosystem services in natural ecosystems, the relationship between biodiversity and agricultural ecosystems remains under-researched. Agricultural ecosystems are particularly intertwined with ecosystem services, known as regulating and supporting services. Regulating services provide improved water quality, pollination efficiency, and decrease the vulnerability of an agroecosystem to pests, diseases and natural hazards such as floods and droughts. Supporting services include hydrological cycling, soil nutrient cycling, and soil formation.

    This new book gives examples to show how crop, trees and livestock diversity can directly effect ecosystem functions. Diverse plants varieties and animal breeds provide both an increased number of functional traits, and facilitate positive interactions among species, breeds, varieties and key ecosystem services.

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  • Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems

    April 18th, 2013 | Publications

    Here are the links to the different language PDF versions of the Managing Bioveristy in Agroecosytesm. The English version of the book is only available commercially (http://www.cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-13648-8/managing-biodiversity-in-agricultural-ecosystems). Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems-ArabicChinese: ftp://DADnet:Mobile45@ext-ftp.fao.org/ag/reserved/dad-net/Managing_agrobiodiversity_C.pdf  (4 MB) French: ftp://DADnet:Mobile45@ext-ftp.fao.org/ag/reserved/dad-net/Biodiversidad_F.pdf   (4 MB) Spanish: ftp://DADnet:Mobile45@ext-ftp.fao.org/ag/reserved/dad-net/Biodiversidad_S.pdf  (3.6 MB)

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