Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400779844
  • ISBN-13: 9789400779846
  • DDC: 631.58
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 261 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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How can cultivated plant biodiversity contribute to the transformation and the 'ecologization' of agriculture in Southern countries? Based on extensive field work in the Southern countries, a great deal of scientific progress is presented in all areas affecting agriculture (agronomy, plant breeding and crop protection, cultivation systems, etc.) in order to intensify the ecological processes in cultivated plots and at the scale of rural landscapes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: The Diversity of Living Organisms: The Engine for Ecological Functioning.
3: From Artificialization to the Ecologization of Cropping Systems.
4: Rethinking Plant Breeding.
5: Ecological Interactions within the Biodiversity of Cultivated Systems.
6: Conserving and Cultivating Agricultural Genetic Diversity: Transcending Established Divides.
7: Towards Biodiverse Agricultural Systems: Reflecting on the Technological, Social and Institutional Changes at Stake.