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Nuevo libro: Las papas en Bolivia

Una aproximación a la realidad del mejoramiento del cultivo de la papa en Bolivia.
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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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The International Plant Treaty at the centre of climate change discussions

The International Plant Treaty at the centre of climate change discussions | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, highlights the importance of the International Treaty to facilitate the exchange, benefit-sharing and dialogue around the conservation and sustainable use of crop diversity in a climate change scenario.
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On sorghums and cultures

On sorghums and cultures | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Our friend Dr Ola Westengen just sent us this post on a paper that he’s just had published. Keep it up, Ola, and thanks. In a new study published in PNAS this week we stand on the shoulders of Jack R.
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Move over quinoa, it’s tef time.

Move over quinoa, it’s tef time. | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Not much to look at, but if you squint hard you can read the label: teff. The Food Programme from BBC Radio 4 devoted an entire programme to this ancient Ethiopian grain, new darling of “the health-conscious Western world”.
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A modest suggestion for tef value addition

Sure, tef is nice, but can you do this with it? Was going to say 'Only in America…' but then I saw on back is made in France. Quoi??
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De novo assembly of soybean wild relatives for pan-genome analysis of ... - Nature.com

De novo assembly of soybean wild relatives for pan-genome analysis of ... - Nature.com | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
De novo assembly of soybean wild relatives for pan-genome analysis of ... Nature.com Four Chinese G.
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Unusual nyama to choma

Unusual nyama to choma | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Kenyans do love their nyama choma, and it’s usually goat meat that’s involved. Usually, but not always. There’s also the somewhat offbeat on offer on occasion. And the downright unusual.
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Taro on display at SIDS meeting

Taro on display at SIDS meeting | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The UN Conference on Small Island Developing States has just ended in Apia, Samoa.
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Norway's 'Doomsday Vault' holds a priceless treasure: Seeds - Waterloo Record

Norway's 'Doomsday Vault' holds a priceless treasure: Seeds - Waterloo Record | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Norway's 'Doomsday Vault' holds a priceless treasure: Seeds Waterloo Record "In spite of the hard situation at Tel Hadya station, the gene bank cold rooms are still functional and Icarda's team in Syria is able to maintain the base and active...
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Understanding sustainable diets

Understanding sustainable diets | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Four papers, three published in high impact peer-reviewed journals, further our understanding of sustainable diets.
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Using the Genes of Israeli Wheat To Fight Climate Change - Jewish Daily Forward

Using the Genes of Israeli Wheat To Fight Climate Change - Jewish Daily Forward | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Jewish Daily Forward Using the Genes of Israeli Wheat To Fight Climate Change Jewish Daily Forward Today, Israel has repositories for preserving this wild wheat, such as the Israeli Department of Agriculture-funded Israel Plant Gene Bank, which...
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Bananas in the deep freeze: 10 years of cryopreservation

Bananas in the deep freeze: 10 years of cryopreservation | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre (ITC) holds the world’s largest collection of banana (Musa spp.) germplasm. In 2013 it marked 10 years of cryopreservation. Find out more in this Annual Report story.
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Freeing the banana

By freeing Musa balbisiana of infectious eBSV, virologists are once again friends with #banana breeders says Pierre-Yves Teycheney #IHC2014 — ProMusa (@promusa_banana) August 19, 2014 Well, that sounds teasingly intriguing.
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Focusing on genebanks for climate change adaptation

The Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS) has been the subject of a fair number of posts here in the past couple of years. It has now clearly hit the big time, with a major workshop which got picked up by the BBC, no less.
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Seedbank head says ensuring crop diversity will protect against climate change - ABC Online

Seedbank head says ensuring crop diversity will protect against climate change - ABC Online | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Seedbank head says ensuring crop diversity will protect against climate change ABC Online I can for example mention that the most important plant gene bank for wheat is in Aleppo in Syria.
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UNG's Appalachian Studies Center earns grant to encourage local food - Access North Georgia

UNG's Appalachian Studies Center earns grant to encourage local food - Access North Georgia | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
UNG's Appalachian Studies Center earns grant to encourage local food Access North Georgia The grant also will assist in the Appalachian Studies Center's ongoing project "Seeds and Stories," which allows students and the community to preserve and...
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Australian wheat breeders select from Mexican smorgasbord - ABC Online

Australian wheat breeders select from Mexican smorgasbord - ABC Online | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Australian wheat breeders select from Mexican smorgasbord ABC Online Mexico might be known as the land of avocados and tequila but it's also home to the largest wheat gene bank in the world, and for more than 40 years Australian plant breeders have...
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Boguslaw's curator insight, September 20, 9:01 AM

Australia is very beautiful! There is growing LUPIN!

 

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An even more modest suggestion to stop plundering other cultures for kicks

An even more modest suggestion to stop plundering other cultures for kicks | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Sure, vodka is nice, but why not use your indigenous culture’s recipe for hard liquor? Image borrowed from here.
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Improved nutrition through sustainable food choices

Improved nutrition through sustainable food choices | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The food choices you make for a healthier you and a healthier ecosystem must consider nutritional, environmental and cultural trade-offs. Read more in this 2013 Annual Report story.
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A honey of a marketing opportunity

A honey of a marketing opportunity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
We visited Mida Creek in Watamu on the Kenya Coast last week. It’s a tidal inlet which boasts 8 of the 9 species of mangrove found in the western Indian Ocean, plus lots of birdlife.
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Coffee genome sequenced - an important step for crop improvement

Coffee genome sequenced - an important step for crop improvement | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The genome of the coffee plant Coffea canephora has been sequenced. This is a key step to decipher, at the genetic and molecular level, the traits useful to breed coffee varieties that meet the demands of growers, processors and consumers.
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Fighting disease and still delicious – a citrus story from India

Fighting disease and still delicious – a citrus story from India | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A tale of how orchard growers in India used local citrus biodiversity to save the mandarin industry in the Amravati region.
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Baobab, frankincense and croton: private sector brings gifts

Baobab, frankincense and croton: private sector brings gifts | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Found these in an up-market curio shop in Nairobi’s Yaya Centre shopping centre.
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Big rice data portal

You remember the 3000 rice genomes project? You know, the one that represents the future of genebanks?
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Global diets visualized

Global diets visualized | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
National Geographic’s eight-month series on food has caught up with Colin Khoury’s blockbuster paper on how many crops feed the world. The infographic on diet similarity looks ok on the printed page, I guess: But it’s way cooler online.
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Strategizing about conservation of horticultural crops

Another report from one of our correspondents at the International Horticultural Congress: There were some great discussions during the IHC’s workshop on global conservation strategies for horticultural crops.
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