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In search of biohappiness : biodiversity and food, health and livelihood security

Author: M S Swaminathan
Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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In Search of Biohappiness deals with methods of converting agro-biodiversity hotspots into happy spots. This involves concurrent attention to conservation, and sustainable and equitable use.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Swaminathan, M. S. (Monkombu Sambasivan).
In search of biohappiness.
(DLC) 2014049362
(OCoLC)903473530
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M S Swaminathan
ISBN: 9789814656948 9814656941
OCLC Number: 910845554
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface; Scientific Know-How and Field Level Do-How; Public Good Research in Agriculture; Foreword; Introduction; Section I Conservation, Cultivation, Consumption and Commerce: Pathways to Biohappiness; 1. Towards an Era of Biohappiness; The Indian Legislation; 2. Biodiversity and Sustainable Food Security; Kerala, A Case Study; Suggestions for the National Action Plan of the Biodiversity Authority of India; Deliver as one; Build partnerships; Strengthen the role of farming and tribal communities; Conservation science; Climate-resilient farming systems; Land-use patterns Economic value of ecosystem servicesBiodiversity literacy; Climate care movement; 3. Biotechnology and Biohappiness; 4. Integrated Gene Management; 5. Mangroves; Mangrove Genetic Resources of India; Conservation; Restoration; Evaluation; Classification; Education; Where Do We Go From Here?; 6. Plant Variety Protection and Genetic Conservation; Section II Science and Sustainable Food Security; 7. The Tsunami and a New Chapter; 8. Now for the Evergreen Revolution; 9. Evergreen Revolution and Sustainable Food Security; 10. Priorities in Agricultural Research and Education Adaptation to Climate ChangeChallenges Ahead; Road Map; 11. Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis; 12. Synergy between Food Security Act and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act; 13. Common and Differentiated Entitlements: Pathway for Food Security for All; The Various Entitlements; 14. Designing Architecture for a Learning Revolution; 15. Role of Sustainability Science; 16. Towards Eliminating Hunger and Poverty; Way Forward; Section III Food Security in an Era of Climate Change and Civil Strife; 17. Copenhagen, Tsunami and Hunger 18. Monsoon Management in an Era of Climate Change19. Media and the Farm Sector; 20. Resolving Asia's Contradictions: Growth Versus Inequities; 21. From Killing Fields to Smiling Gardens in Northern Sri Lanka; Strategies for the Wanni Region; 22. Finding Common International Goals; 23. Looking Back and Looking Ahead; Looking Back; Looking Ahead; References; Section IV Towards Furthering Biohappiness; 24. New Technologies for a Small Farm Productivity Revolution; 25. Overcoming the Curse of Malnutrition; Institutional Structures for Public Policy and Coordinated Action in Nutrition Learning for Success: Converting the Unique into the UniversalAction at Local Level: Community Food and Water Security Systems; Action at State Level: Coordinating Nutrition Security Initiatives; Action at National Level: Mainstream Nutrition in National Missions; 26. Traditional Knowledge and Modern Science; 27. Role of International Years in Meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge; References; 28. Vision of a Food-Secure India; Index
Responsibility: by M.S. Swaminathan (M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India).

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