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Sacred Land Film Project » IUCN Approves Sacred Natural Sites Motion

Sacred Land Film Project » IUCN Approves Sacred Natural Sites Motion | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Local Knowledge, Methods, and Manioc Landraces | Anthropology-News

Local Knowledge, Methods, and Manioc Landraces - https://t.co/K2HC0rLnMc
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Africa’s untapped goldmine of food biodiversity

Africa’s untapped goldmine of food biodiversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The sustainability of agrobiodiversity is vital in meeting the food and nutrition needs of present and the future generations in Africa
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Fasola Niepodleglosci

Couldn’t resist posting this beautiful bean, as seen on Twitter. @AgroBioDiverse @good Received some Polish Patriotic / Independence / Eagle Beans. Supposed to carry national symbol on each bean. pic.twitter.com/SYBbuDZGel — Alex Taylor (@airpotgardener) February 8, 2017 No sign of
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MapaChayote.jpg (1788x1309 pixels)

MapaChayote.jpg (1788x1309 pixels) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @ethnobotanista: Map of Chayote Diversity in Mexico https://t.co/0ICW2nS7bt #biodiversity #agrobiodiversity
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Perennial wheat, or xTritipyrum?

A few days ago we posted in Brainfood a link to the paper “Toward a taxonomic definition of perennial wheat: a new species ×Tritipyrum aaseae described,” together with the comment that it wasn’t clear to us why naming a new
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Migrant coconuts

Migrant coconuts | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A couple of days, Jay Bost asked about the origin of coconuts in the Americas: Anyone ever explore possibility of dispersal of coconut to Americas by Polynesians? Given movement of sweet potato and chickens, any chance they brought coconut? The
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A new global research agenda for food

A new global research agenda for food | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Lawrence Haddad, Corinna Hawkes and colleagues propose ten ways to shift the focus from feeding people to nourishing them.

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Just sayin’

Today is the anniversary of the death of N. I. Vavilov, whose scientific findings ran afoul of politicians. @AltUSDA_ARS @AgroBioDiverse pic.twitter.com/eYO7P5aNrm — Megan Lynch (@may_gun) January 26, 2017
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Coconut history 101

Coconut expert Hugh Harries has sent us this comment on the recent article in AramcoWord entitled Cracking Coconut’s History, by Ramin Ganeshram. Amusingly illustrated and attractively written, in this ​article Ramin Ganeshram records that in the last few years coconut
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Bangladesh: Another round of attack of wheat blast?

Bangladesh: Another round of attack of wheat blast? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
It has been a year since wheat blast decimated wheat production in the country, and there are indications that the disease may recur this year too. Last year, farmers sustained loss to the tune of Tk 1,800 crore, up to 40 percent of total wheat yield, in eight south and southeastern districts of the country. The 'blast' strike affects the crop so quickly, within a week from the time it strikes, that it leaves farmers helpless to take any action.

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Heavy Lifting: The Potato, the Poor, and Pleasure in Ireland

Heavy Lifting:  The Potato, the Poor, and Pleasure in Ireland | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In this long post (you’ve been warned), I’m going to try to imagine the potato cuisine of the Irish poor in the century before the Great Famine of 1845-52. In part, I’ve been thinking a…
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Mutable Maize

Mutable Maize | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
“You can give an overview of the history of corn,” said John T. Edge in his confident, persuasive voice, ignoring my demurral that in spite of lots of experience with corn in Mexico, I …
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Community seed banks: farmers' platform for crop conservation and improvement

Community seed banks: farmers' platform for crop conservation and improvement | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Agricultural biodiversity key to future crop improvement | CIMMYT. International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Agricultural biodiversity key to future crop improvement | CIMMYT. International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species
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All things tropical forages

Great article on improved tropical pastures by Dan Charles on NPR’s The Salt yesterday. Here’s the money quote: According to Michael Peters, who leads CIAT’s research on tropical grazing, pastures made up of these grasses can support three times more
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A wheat by any other name

NPR have a piece out on that interspecific perennial “wheat” that we blogged about a couple of weeks ago. Nice picture of the thing itself, and of Colin Curwen-McAdams, who co-wrote the paper involved. No sign of the name xTritipyrum
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Mapping pests the old fashioned way

Mapping pests the old fashioned way | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The collaborative project “Predicting climate change-induced vulnerability of African agricultural systems to major insect pests through advanced insect phenology modeling and decision aid development for adaptation planning” was led by CIP and implemented in collaboration with the International Centre of
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Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity series

An important announcement from Danny Hunter and Michael Halewood of Bioversity. Since publication of the first book back in 2010 the ‘Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity’ series has grown steadily. We continue to receive encouraging feedback and it is clear that
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Fix food metrics

Fix food metrics | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
For sustainable, equitable nutrition we must count the true global costs and benefits of food production, urge Pavan Sukhdev, Peter May and Alexander Müller.

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Coconut history 102

Yesterday’ post by Hugh Harries on the recent article in AramcoWord entitled Cracking Coconut’s History, by Ramin Ganeshram, elicited this response from another coconut expert, Luc Baudouin, on the coconut google group. I enjoyed reading the [article], especially the picture
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Filipino rice landraces documented

Filipino rice landraces documented | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Congratulations to all concerned for the launch of the catalogue of Philippine Traditional Rice Varieties. I’m reliably informed it will be available online soon. In the meantime, I’ve had the privilege of consulting a PDF, and I can confirm that
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Scientists uncover hidden wheat treasures

Scientists uncover hidden wheat treasures | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A team of scientists in the UK and USA have generated a new ground-breaking resource of ten million mutations in bread and pasta wheat varieties.

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30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world

30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world: https://t.co/ZOUiM3cDWw @BioversityInt
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Cryopreservation – Safeguarding crops for millennia

Cryopreservation consists of storing plant material in liquid nitrogen at -196 °C. A new video explains how Bioversity International is using cryopreservation to back up its banana diversity collection in Leuven, Belgium.
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Remembering George Wagdi Ayad

My friend George Ayad passed away a couple of days ago. When I first started out at IBPGR, as it then was, he was the guy I would go to for advice, both technical and personal. I followed in his
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