Community Biodiversity Management : Promoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources

W.S. de Boef (Editor), A. Subedi (Editor), N. Peroni (Editor), M.H. Thijssen (Editor), E. O'Keeffe (Editor)

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The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are issues that have been high on the policy agenda since the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. As part of efforts to implement in situ conservation, a methodology referred to as community biodiversity management (CBM) has been developed by those engaged in this arena. CBM contributes to the empowerment of farming communities to manage their biological resources and make informed decisions on the conservation and use of agrobiodiversity. This book is the first to set out a clear overview of CBM as a methodology for meeting socio-environmental changes. CBM is shown to be a key strategy that promotes community resilience, and contributes to the conservation of plant genetic resources. The authors present the underlying concepts and theories of CBM as well as its methodology and practices, and introduce case studies primarily from Brazil, Ethiopia, France, India, and Nepal. Contributors include farmers, leaders of farmers’ organizations, professionals from conservation and development organizations, students and scientists.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages418
ISBN (Print)9780415502191
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameIssues in agricultural biodiversity


  • biodiversity
  • agro-biodiversity
  • social participation
  • community participation
  • sustainable agriculture
  • plant genetic resources
  • resource conservation
  • resource management


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