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4) Discuss why biodiversity is important for food security.

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Topic: Food security; Agriculture

4) Discuss why biodiversity is important for food security. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

Very good concept to learn and apply in answers related to food security/biodiversity. Also very important for Essay.  

Key demand of the question:

Discuss why food biodiversity is important for food security. Also write from both Indian and global perspective. 

Directive Word:

Discuss: Write major dimensions – genetic diversity, role of animals and plants in food security, soil, marine, etc  

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write in 1-2 lines about linkages that exist between man’s survival and biodiversity around him. 

Define biodiversity and food security.

In the body, there should be at least 4-5 parts: as mentioned above. Also write few challenges and  consequences (of harming either one of them) Give ample facts – institutions/conventions/stats/studies etc. Write about India’s situation too(loss of biodiversity in some regions and how they have impacted agriculture/food production)

In the conclusion, write India’s perspective on this issue (huge population – less biodiversity – implication).