Type: Chapter

The role of biodiversity in agroforestry and other types of smallholder farming


Mary Ng'endo Shonil A. Bhagwat

The Open University, UK

Publication date:

03 June 2019

ID: 9781838797850

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Agricultural biodiversity, commonly referred to as agrobiodiversity, is a part of biodiversity that is conserved in agricultural habitats and food production landscapes. Adopting a multidimensional approach to their management is essential to increase sustainability of agricultural habitats. This chapter describes the application of food system concept in providing a framework to enable such a multidimensional approach. The chapter outlines the multiple dimensions of food security and places food security in the context of global environment change. Finally, the chapter explains the concept of multifactor food security promotion.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 The multiple dimensions of food security
3 Food security in the context of global environment change: the food system concept
4 Multifactor food security promotion
5 Conclusion
6 Where to look for further information
7 References