Biodiversity Conservation and Development

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Course Code: 
CRS 7117
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Brief history of biodiversity conservation; Concepts in agro-diversity; Role of agro-diversity conservation in food security and environmental stability; Management and conservation of agro-biodiversity at farm level; Assessing the threat of genetic erosion; Germplasm exploration, collection and documentation; Strategies for in situ conservation of crop genetic resources; Achieving institutional cooperation and implementation of sustainable development plans and strategies; national and international policies into action plans

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Students to appreciate progress in biodiversity conservation
  • Understand concepts in agrobioiversity
  • The importance of collecting and conserving biodiversity
  • Rational use of agro- biodiversity
  • Understanding global treaties /rules and regulation
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