8. Biodiversity Isn't Just Wildlife – Conserving Agricultural Biodiversity as a Vital Contribution to Poverty Reduction

  1. Dilys Roe2,
  2. Joanna Elliott3,
  3. Chris Sandbrook4 and
  4. Matt Walpole4
  1. Willy Douma

Published Online: 19 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch8

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link

How to Cite

Douma, W. (2012) Biodiversity Isn't Just Wildlife – Conserving Agricultural Biodiversity as a Vital Contribution to Poverty Reduction, in Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link (eds D. Roe, J. Elliott, C. Sandbrook and M. Walpole), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Dilys Roe International Institute for Environment and Development, 80–86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH, UK

  2. 3

    African Wildlife Foundation, Oxford, UK

  3. 4

    United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 219 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DL, UK

Author Information

  1. Hivos, Raamweg 16, 2596 HL The Hague, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 DEC 2012

Book Series:

  1. Conservation Science and Practice Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Ward Cooper

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674796

Online ISBN: 9781118428351

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Keywords:

  • agricultural biodiversity;
  • biodiversity and farmer resilience;
  • Hivos-Oxfam Novib Biodiversity Fund;
  • agricultural/agro-biodiversity;
  • the Green Revolution;
  • CBDC's and farmer inclusion;
  • biodiversity as nontargeted;
  • policy into rights/skills

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Agro-biodiversity and poverty

  • Rural poverty on the increase

  • Focussing attention on sustainable agriculture

  • Enhancing genetic diversity

  • Greater species diversity increases productivity and reduces farmers' risks

  • Looking at the ecosystem level

  • Do markets work for biodiversity and poverty?

  • Towards an integrated approach: next steps in enhancing the contribution of agricultural biodiversity to poverty reduction

  • References