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Forest data up the wazoo

Ok, so let’s recap, there’s the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System (GloF-DAS), then there’s InfoAmazonia.org (also, like GloF-DAS, written up by Mongabay.com), and finally (?
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'DivSeek' aims to mine the genetic treasure in seed bank vaults - Science Now

'DivSeek' aims to mine the genetic treasure in seed bank vaults - Science Now | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
International coalition wants to amp up efforts to characterize, share data on millions of crop varieties
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European livestock breed conservation assessed

European livestock breed conservation assessed | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A further addition to the mass of online information on livestock genetic resources around the world.
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Book launch: “Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for ... - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

Book launch: “Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for ... - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Book launch: “Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for ...
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Chefs help conserve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

I believe we have Nibbled both of these articles, but I think they could stand another few minutes in the limelight.
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CGRFA-15 Regular Session Updates - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

CGRFA-15 Regular Session Updates - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
CGRFA-15 Regular Session Updates Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research The 15th Regular Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA-15) is taking place this week, until Friday 23 January 2015, in FAO, Rome,...
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Sudan genebank gets a boost

Sudan genebank gets a boost | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Interesting news from Sudan, via Facebook: The Plant Genetic Resources Unit of the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) of Sudan has been upgraded to a centre with the new name “Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Research...
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Embrapa’s “ark” on Globo

“If you have a disease, a pest or adverse climatic conditions, we can look for features that serve to combat that disease or that climatic situation, and then create new varieties that can cope with this challenge,” explains Mauro Carneiro, Head of...
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On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops - WNPR News

On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops - WNPR News | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Appalachia may be one of the poorest regions of the U.S., but when it comes to heirloom crops, it's got the riches. James Veteto is an anthropologist
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Gardens: Why We Need to Protect Kazakhstan's Wild Apples - NDTV

Gardens: Why We Need to Protect Kazakhstan's Wild Apples - NDTV | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Gardens: Why We Need to Protect Kazakhstan's Wild Apples Article - The wild apples of Kazakhstan are one of the world's great food sources.
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Glamourizing Millet - Slow food

Glamourizing Millet - Slow food | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people‚ where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food...
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Unique Australian Grains Genebank protected by timber - Infolink Architecture & Building

Unique Australian Grains Genebank protected by timber - Infolink Architecture & Building | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Timber is performing a key role in protecting seeds at a unique genetic bank facility in Victoria.
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Historical maize information online

Historical maize information online | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The core set of the Races of Maize volumes were a result of investigations by Maize Geneticists and were published by the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences between 1952 and 1963.
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“No seeds, no future” a short Biowatch/Oxfam film - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

“No seeds, no future” a short Biowatch/Oxfam film - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
“No seeds, no future” a short Biowatch/Oxfam film Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research Photo credit: Biowatch South Africa For many generations subsistence farmers have successfully grown their own fruits and vegetables, and reared their own...
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Local seeds handed over to 'Gene bank' - E Kantipur

Community-managed seed banks from 12 different districts have handed over a total of 916 local seed varieties of 62 different crop species to the National Gene...
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Adapting with crop diversity – an interview on climate change 

Adapting with crop diversity – an interview on climate change  | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An interview with Bioversity International scientist Mauricio Bellon on the chapter: 'Climate change and on-farm conservation of crop landraces in centres of diversity', now available open access.
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ABS on genetic resources straight from the horse’s mouth

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), recently gave a very nice, clear answer to a question on the relationship between the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regimes...
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Explainer: What is a gene bank? - Science News for Students

Explainer: What is a gene bank? - Science News for Students | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Most banks store money. But some very special ones store deposits that may prove even more valuable: tissues that could prevent the extinction of breeds and species.
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Kenya to promote conservation of indigenous crops - Coastweek

Kenya to promote conservation of indigenous crops Coastweek Kenya has developed a gene bank to preserve native crop species facing the threat of extinction.
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A Norwegian wheat landrace comes home

There’s a great story on the website of the Norwegian Forest & Landscape Institute, which includes the national Genetic Resources Centre.
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Searching for Mangalitsa, and more

Searching for Mangalitsa, and more | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Seeing this magnificent beast on Facebook inspired me to revisit an old post on livestock genetic resources information systems. First, DAD-IS.
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Lots of old book illustrations now online

Lots of old book illustrations now online | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A Yahoo research fellow at Georgetown University, Kalev Leetaru, extracted over 14 million images from 2 million Internet Archive public domain eBooks that span over 500 years of content.
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Inherited orchards are a treasure trove of mango diversity in southern India

Inherited orchards are a treasure trove of mango diversity in southern India | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Take a virtual visit to Ranga Reddy's mango orchard, one of our custodian farmers in southern India.
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Recommending dietary diversity for women

Recommending dietary diversity for women | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Measuring dietary diversity and quality can be costly and difficult but essential if we are to tackle the problem of poor dietary quality. A new indicator for looking at the quality of women's diets is a welcome step forward.
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More than just a talking shop

More than just a talking shop | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
I suspect that our brief post a couple of weeks back encouraging everybody to follow the fun that assorted genebank managers were having in Arusha may have been a little too short of context to engage all but the most diehard of readers.
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Domestication and distribution: comparing the niches of wild, feral and cultivated tetraploid cottons

Domestication and distribution: comparing the niches of wild, feral and cultivated tetraploid cottons | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
We’re trying something new for us this week.
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