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[Ambassador report] [Monthly Theme Report] Biodiversity: Agrobiodiversity

by Kushal Naharki | 06-05-2019 20:36 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Biodiversity is the differences and variety among the living organisms of all sources, which includes marine, terrestrial, aquatic, and other different ecosystems and ecological complexes.

‘Biological diversity’ means the variability among the living organisms from all sources including, among other things, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystem and the ecological complexes of which they are part, that includes diversity within species and of ecosystem.

Principles of Biodiversity

No net loss

Additional Conservation Outcomes

Adherence to the mitigation hierarchy

Limits to what can be offset

Landscape context

Stakeholder participation

Equity

Long term outcomes

Transparency

Science and Traditional Knowledge

 

Agrobiodiversity

The variety and variability of animals, plants and microorganisms that are used directly or indirectly for food and agriculture, including crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries. It comprises the diversity of genetic resources (Varieties, breeds) and species used for food, fodder, fibre, fuel and pharmaceuticals. It also includes the diversity of non-harvested species that support the production (soil microorganisms, predators, pollinators) and those in the wider environment that support agro ecosystem (agricultural, pastoral, forest and aquatic) as well as the diversity of the agroecosystem.

 

Dimensions of Agrobiodiversity

There are four dimensions of agrobiodiversity. They are:

Genetic resources for food and agriculture

Components of biodiversity that support the ecosystem services

Abiotic Factors and Socio Economic, cultural Dimension

 

Importance of Agrobiodiversity

·      Ensure the production of Goods (food, fibre, fuel, fodder, medicine)

·      Maintain other ecosystem services

·      Allowadaptation to changing conditions - including climate change

·      Sustain rural peoples' livelihoods

 

Role of AgroBiodiversity

·      Increase productivity, food security, and economic returns

·      Make farming systems more stable, robust, and sustainable

·      Contribute to sound pest and disease management

·      Conserve soil and increase natural soil fertility and health

·      Contribute to sustainable intensification

·      Diversify products and income opportunities

·      Help maximize effective use of resources and the environment

·      Reduce dependency on external inputs

·      Improve human nutrition and provide sources of medicines and vitamins, and

·      Conserve ecosystem structure and stability of species diversity.


    Reference: http://www.biodiversitya-z.org/content/biodiversity 

Agrobiodiversity

10 Comments

Kushal Naharki

Bwalya Bwalya

  • Bwalya Bwalya says :
    Woow beautiful piece.. Thank you
    Posted 25-06-2019 21:05

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you Asmita. Green Cheers :)
    Posted 03-06-2019 16:58

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello kushal dai
    Concept of agro biodiversity is great dai.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful report.
    Green cheers...
    Posted 17-05-2019 20:47

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you wonhee mentor :)
    Posted 09-05-2019 14:46

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you Louise Mentor. Will surely keep that in my mind and thank you for the such a heartwarming response.
    Green Cheers
    Posted 09-05-2019 14:45

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Kushal

    Thankyou for sharing this informative and detailed report. I like the way you emphasized the role and importance of biodiversity. Agrobiodiversity needs to be conserved as it plays an important role in ecosystem and as it provides a variety of natural resources to humans. Thank you for pointing out this important point. Keep up the good work!

    Wonhee Mentor

    Posted 09-05-2019 02:24

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Kushal,

    Thank you so much for your report in agricultural biodiversity, and this report contains really points. As my grandparents are farmers, I would love to share this report with them for better understanding and agricultural practices. As Eco Generation pointed out, please be aware of the plagiarism and proper use of citation in the future.

    Thanks,
    Louis Mentor
    Posted 08-05-2019 21:26

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you EcoGeneration. For writing this article, I took the help of our class note by the teacher. So, I couldn't figure out the exact citation.
    Thank you for the information

    Posted 08-05-2019 11:46

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    Hey there Kushal,

    It seems that for the definition of biodiversity, you used this site: http://www.biodiversitya-z.org/content/biodiversity

    When you want to write word-to-word from outer sources, you need to make sure to cite it with a quotation and provide the link to where you got the information from.
    Otherwise, you need to rewrite the content using your own words.

    Sincerely,
    Eco Generation

    Posted 08-05-2019 08:20

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