A Continuation of Volume 1, Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops, Volume 2 elaborate centres of origin, distribution, uses, description and about all crops based systematies of amaranths, drumstick, radishes, tropical cauliflower, jack fruit, grapes, cocoa tamarind, Indian gooseberry, orchids and temple trees. Three exclusive chapters on centres of origin and diversity of horticultural crops, conservation on biodiversity and sacred groves for biodiversity conservation makes Volume 2 unique and distinct knowledge on origin has become focused in Geographical Indications and Intellectual Property Rights (GI and IPR) regimes giving right to communities for the uses of plants and traditional knowledge (TK) In the Post Convention of Biodiversity (CBD) are ownership of Genetic Verified existing in places of origin shifted from global right to sovereign right of that country. The CBD was signed by 189 nations at the Earth Summit in Brazil on 5th July, 1992 and commonto Zones on 29th December, 1993. In 2002, two conferences of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Biodiversity (COPCBO) adopted the target to achieves a signigicant reduction on the current rates of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level as a centrifugation to poverty alleviation and to the fit of all life on earth by 2010. The present volume carries 14 chapters contributed by 32 working scientist from 14 States Agricultural Universities and Central Research Institutes.
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Contents Part I: General; Chapter 1: Centres of Origin and Diversity of Horticultural crops by N Muthi Anishetty, S R Pandravada, Z Abraham and K S Varaprasad; Chapter 2: Convention on Biodiversity by Jayashree Krishnankutty and K V Peter; Chapter 3: Sacred Groves for Biodiversity Conservation by Savita Bisht; Part II: Biodiversity of Vegetables; Chapter 4: Amaranth by V A Celine; Chapter 5: Drumstick by B Varalakshmi; Chapter 6: Radishes (Raphanus spp) by Amish K Sureja, E Sreenivasa Rao and Anilabh D Munshi; Chapter 7: Tropical Cauliflower by Pritam Kalia; Chapter 8: Jackfruit by Rema Menon, R Keshavchandran and K V Peter; Chapter 9: Grape in India by G S Karibasappa; Chapter 10: Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L) by S Prasunakumari Amma, V K Mallika and E K Lalitha Bai; Part III: Biodiversity of Spices; Chapter 11: Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L) by D Singh, L Wangchu, V C Prahalad, P S Chauhan and Kavita; Chapter 12: Indian Gooseberrry by D Pandey, G Pandey, S K Shukla and R K Pathak; Chapter 13: Orchids of Medicinal Value by Ajay Kr Singh and T S Mehra; Part IV: Biodiversity of Ornamentals; Chapter 14: Plumeria: Temple Trees by Jacob Varghese
Prof. K.V. Peter, Director World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai is the Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU); Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut; Director of Research KAU and Professor of Horticulture from 1979. A post graduate from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar (1969-1975), he is associated with development of biotic stress resistant verities in Chilli (Pant-C1, Pant-C2), tomato (Sakthi) and brinjal (Surya) Which are grown through out the country.