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Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity in China

1st Edition - March 1, 2024

Editors: Xiao Han, Lei Wang

Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 0 6 0 2 - 9

Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity in China provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of organic agriculture in China, covering its origins, government policies,… Read more

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Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity in China provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of organic agriculture in China, covering its origins, government policies, management and institutional systems, and socio-economic benefits. It also provides insights into China's policies on biodiversity conservation and the implementation of biodiversity conventions. Through the use of case studies, the book showcases the role and effectiveness of organic agriculture in conserving biodiversity. Additionally, it presents an outlook on the future development of organic agriculture and biodiversity conservation in China. Written by experts from the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science, Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), Jiangsu Vocational College of Agriculture and Forestry, Hebei University of Engineering, and other esteemed institutions, this book explores the role that organic agriculture plays in protecting biodiversity and how the government can support or hinder organic agriculture. Through the utilization of in-depth interviews with farmers and government agencies, field surveying, and literature review, the book critically reviews novel research to provide a systematic comparison of biodiversity between organic and conventional agriculture. Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity in China is an important resource for researchers, students, policymakers, and the general public seeking to understand the environmental impact of organic agriculture.