A bunch of the usual suspects have just come up with an updating of an oldish study of global interdependence for crop diversity. I could describe the details here, but, frankly, Neil Palmer does it better than I ever could over at CIAT’s blog.
Whatever the ICRAF genebank can do to get germplasm out there, the Warwick Crop Centre can also do, though admittedly these seem to be improved varieties, developed in collaboration with the private sector: Seed packs to celebrate @warwickuni50 – ...
The recent media frenzy over ICARDA’s request of some of it’s seed deposits back from Svalbard reminded me of this little piece I wrote a couple of years back. It seems to have gone from the internet, which is another reason to resurrect it.
The big squeeze: Why farmers and scientists are rushing to save citrus KNBR (blog) In all, the gene bank has samples from more than 25,000 animals and 350,000 plants, according to Christina Walters, the plant research supervisor.
There are several African restaurants that serve the freshest produce. K’Osewe restaurant in Nairobi is a prime example. The eatery offers dishes like sautéed leaves of cowpeas, amaranth stew and African nightshade.
How can Solynta make its True Potato Seeds available to developing countries in a socially and economically responsible way, in order to contribute to feeding the world’s growing and often malnourished population?
There’s lots of fascinating material in Robert Spengler’s new review paper on Agriculture in the Central Asian Bronze Age. This map of the region comes from an earlier paper of his, but sets the scene nicely.
Three research institutions — the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) Shenzhen, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) — collaborated to sequence the genomes of 3,024 rice varieties...
Times of India IRRI launches world's largest online rice database BusinessWorld Online Edition Sample rice seeds from among the 127,000 rice varieties and accessions stored in the International Rice Genebank at the International Rice Research...
The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with Bioversity International, officially signed a contract with six quinoa-producing communities for the conservation and sustainable use of this nutritious crop.
Much excitement at the World Forestry Congress yesterday over the launch of the World Agroforestry Center’s fancy-shmanzy new app. New app 4 identifying+selecting the right tree launched today! Try it.
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