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    Edited by Giovanni Bennardo ...
    series Routledge Studies in Anthropology
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    Edited by Erinn Gilson, Sarah Kenehan ...
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    series Sustainable Development Goals Series
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  • What is Land For?

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  • Coping with Climate Change: the Roles of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    Genetic resources for food and agriculture play a crucial role in food security, nutrition and livelihoods and in the provision of environmental services. They are key components of sustainability, resilience and adaptability in production systems. They underpin the ability of crops, livestock, aquatic organisms and forest trees to withstand a range of harsh conditions. Climate change poses new ... Read more


  • Making It Count: Increasing the Impact of Climate Change and Food Security Education Programmes

    The evidence is clear: to change behavior ‘environmental education’ needs to change its focus – with less emphasis on knowledge and raising awareness (although still needed) and more on competency, action skills and problem solving (Marcinkowski, 2010). This report reviews the evidence base to establish which educational methods are proven to have an impact on behavior. The research is summarized ... Read more