Topic: Food security; Agriculture
4) Discuss why biodiversity is important for food security. (250 Words)
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.
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).