Plant Diversity ›› 2000, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (12): 1-3.

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Biological Diversity,Land Degradation and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

Michael STOCKING   

  1. Professor of Natural Resource Development
  • Online:2000-12-26 Published:2000-12-26


The l998 Conference Of Parties to the Convention on Biological Dirersity asked naional govermments to demonstrate the importance Of biological diversity in supporting mnd communities. This paper introduces agrodiversity as the Primary way in which farmers use biological diversity and, more generally, the natural diversity of the environment for production, including their choice of crops, and management of land, waer and biota as a whole. Promting agrodiversity and understanding how it functions in tropical smallholder faming systems is the best way that importance may be shown.

Key words: Diversity, Sustainable,biological