Agrobiodiversity

Topic:

Botany, Seeds

Definition:

“We consider that agrobiodiversity includes the full diversity of organisms living in agricultural landscapes, including biota for which the precise function, from the human utilitarian point of view, is still unknown (Jackson et al. 2005). Agrobiodiversity has two main components. The first, planned agrobiodiversity, is the diversity of crops and livestock managed by farmers. The second, associated biodiversity, refers to the biota (such as soil microbes and fauna, weeds, herbivores, and carnivores) in the agroecosystem that survive according to local management and environmental conditions (Vandermeer and Perfecto 1995). Croplands and fields are also included, as well as habitats and species outside of farming systems that benefit agriculture and support ecosystem functions (Jackson et al. 2007).”

References

Kontoleon, A., 2008. Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Economic Development, 1st ed. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203890127

Last Updated:

Nov. 2020
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