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Magic of millets

The magic of millets. Yes, genebanks are in there too...
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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, pets, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc...
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Identification of Novel Associations of Candidate Genes with Resistance to Late Blight in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja

Identification of Novel Associations of Candidate Genes with Resistance to Late Blight in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Identification of Novel Associations of Candidate Genes with Resistance to Late Blight in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja  Authors Álvarez, María Fernanda Angarita, Myrian Delgado, María C. García, Celsa Jiménez-Gomez, José Gebhardt, Christiane Mosquera, Teresa Date 2017-06 Language en Type...
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Storytelling and Food: How Pacific Islands are Revitalizing Pride in their Food Culture | Act Now!

Storytelling and Food: How Pacific Islands are Revitalizing Pride in their Food Culture | Act Now! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Source: AgroEcology Fund Rucha Chitnis Jennifer with two Gorarave girls preparing for "Womanhood" ceremony  The bounty and diversity of Papua New Guinea can easily make one’s jaw drop.  Home to a staggering array of endemic species and over 800 indigenous tribes, Papua New Guinea is also the...
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Storytelling and Food: How Pacific Islands are Revitalizing Pride in their Food Culture

Storytelling and Food: How Pacific Islands are Revitalizing Pride in their Food Culture | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
 

The bounty and diversity of Papua New Guinea can easily make one’s jaw
drop.  Home to a staggering array of endemic species and over 800
indigenous tribes, Papua New Guinea is also the world’s most linguistically
diverse nation.
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Capturing crop wild relative and landrace diversity

Capturing crop wild relative and landrace diversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new book ‘Enhancing Crop Genepool Use - Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement’ shows the progress made in the science of agricultural biodiversity conservation and use, with a special focus on crop wild relative and landrace diversity.  Crop wild relatives and...
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The roles of community seed banks in climate change adaption

The roles of community seed banks in climate change adaption | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The roles of community seed banks in climate change adaption View/Open  Authors Vernooy, R. Sthapit, B. Otieno, G. Shrestha, P. Gupta, A. Date 2017 Language en Type Journal Article Review status Peer Review Accessibility Open Access Metadata Show full item record Share Citation Vernooy, R.;...
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Wheat is somewhat ignored, in some places

That’s according to Bill Gates, on his visit to The Bread Lab. May come as a surprise to CIMMYT and ICARDA, and to their partners at TraitGenetics. Or to the bunch of Italian farmers Jeremy interviewed for the latest Eat
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Xylella spreads shock

Xylella spreads shock | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A few days ago the European Commission published its “List of demarcated areas established in the Union territory for the presence of Xylella fastidiosa as referred to in Article 4(1) of Decision (EU) 2015/789” and the news is not good
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A risk assessment framework for seed degeneration: Informing an integrated seed health strategy for vegetatively-propagated crops

A risk assessment framework for seed degeneration: Informing an integrated seed health strategy for vegetatively-propagated crops  Date 2017 Language en Type Journal Article Review status Peer Review Accessibility Limited Access Metadata Show full item record Share Citation Thomas-Sharma, Sara;...
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Drivers of household food availability in sub-Saharan Africa based on big data from small farms

Drivers of household food availability in sub-Saharan Africa based on big data from small farms | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Drivers of household food availability in sub-Saharan Africa based on big data from small farms View/Open Article (2.054Mb)  Date 2016 Language en Type Journal Article Review status Peer Review Accessibility Open Access Metadata Show full item record Share Citation Frelat, Romain; Lopez-Ridaur,...
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Measuring the success of botanical gardens

Good to see Botanic Gardens Conservation International first technical review online, entitled Defining the botanic garden, and how to measure performance and success. The definition part turns out to be a compendium of “criteria useful in defining a botanic garden.”
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How many genebanks are there in the world?

The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) is responsible for bringing together data on the Sustainable Development Goals, and does a generally pretty good job of explaining the just-agreed targets and indicators on its new(ish) website. Let’s remind ourselves that Goal 2
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Indigenous agricultural practices hold key to maintaining biodiversity & mitigating climate change

Indigenous agricultural practices hold key to maintaining biodiversity & mitigating climate change | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In early May 2017, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food hosted its 2nd International Dialogue with over 250 food systems leaders from the local to the global, to gain deeper insights into the connections between climate change and food systems, to craft visions of the food systems we need...
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CILY in cassava: not so fast

So it turns out the article the previous post on the possibility of Côte d’Ivoire lethal yellowing phytoplasma (CILY) attacking cassava in that country may have been a bit premature. Dr Lava Kumar, virologist and Head of Germplasm Health Unit
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Underutilized crops in the production systems, livelihoods and diets of farmers in Mali, Guatemala and India: Results of household assessments

Underutilized crops in the production systems, livelihoods and diets of farmers in Mali, Guatemala and India: Results of household assessments | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Traditional crops have important values for nutrition and climate resilience but have often been under-researched and under-valued in agricultural development. Household surveys were performed in communities in India, Guatemala, and Mali to understand the role of underutilized crops in their...
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Composite provenancing for crops too?

I completely missed an interesting blog post by Prof. Andy Lowe of the University of Adelaide when it came out a couple of years ago. “Local is not always best” updates a paper in a previous article1 on where you
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Emshwiller - Making research findings relevant and accessible in the communities where we work

Eve Emshwiller - Making research findings relevant and accessible in the communities where we work: our experience creating agrobiodiversity catalogs in th
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Crop genetic diversity in the field and on the farm: principles and applications in research practices

Crop genetic diversity in the field and on the farm: principles and applications in research practices | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Based on twenty years of global research, this is the first comprehensive reference on crop genetic diversity as it is maintained on farmland around the world. Showcasing the findings of seven experts representing the fields of ecology, crop breeding, genetics, anthropology, economics, and policy,...
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Routledge handbook of agricultural biodiversity

Routledge handbook of agricultural biodiversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Routledge handbook of agricultural biodiversity View/Open  Authors Hunter, D. Guarino, L Spillane, C. McKeown, P.C. Date 2017-09 Language en Type Book Review status Peer Review Accessibility Limited Access Metadata Show full item record Share Citation Hunter, D.; Guarino, L.; Spillane, C.;...
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Twenty Seed Saving Initiatives Preserving Biodiversity Around the World

Twenty Seed Saving Initiatives Preserving Biodiversity Around the World | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2017-08-04/twenty-seed-saving-initiatives-preserving-biodiversity-around-the-world/ By saving, exchanging, and reusing seeds over thousands of years, farmers and gardeners carefully selected crops for various traits adapted to many growing conditions and climates, creating a rich genetic plant heritage that formed the base of the global food supply. Over the last century, however, this agricultural biodiversity has undergone a rapid decline,…
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Climate change and crop diversity: farmers’ perceptions and adaptation on the Bolivian Altiplano

Climate change and crop diversity: farmers’ perceptions and adaptation on the Bolivian Altiplano View/Open  Authors Meldrum, G. Mijatovic, D. Rojas, W. Flores, J. Pinto, M. Mamani, G. Condori, E. Hilaquita, D. Gruberg, H. Padulosi, S.
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A sustainable way forward for public plant breeding

How can public plant breeding programs reap royalties and research investments while keeping their cultivars in the public domain? Good question. For some answers, see the proceedings on the 2016 Intellectual Property Rights for Public Plant Breeding Summit, released yesterday
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It’s a new bean, old bean!

Congratulations to Daniel Debouck, bean expert and erstwhile manager of the CIAT genebank, for having a new Phaseolus species named after him: The specific epithet honours Daniel G. Debouck, given his scholarly contributions, and extensive and systematic collections of wild
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Restoring agricultural systems, one field at a time

I know I Nibbled both of these things already, but I think it’s worth highlighting them again, and putting them together. I’m referring to two attempts to restore agricultural system, both, as it happens, involving sophisticated water management. Here’s billionaire
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Domesticating horsegram

The indefatigable Dorian Fuller has been even less fatigable than usual lately, with a couple of papers in the past few weeks on the history of the horsegram, Macrotyloma uniflorum. The first is a general review of the geographical, linguistic
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Agricultural innovation and resilience in a long-lived early farming community: the 1,500-year sequence at Neolithic to early Chalcolithic Çatalhöyük, central Anatolia | Anatolian Studies | Cambrid...

Agricultural innovation and resilience in a long-lived early farming community: the 1,500-year sequence at Neolithic to early Chalcolithic Çatalhöyük, central Anatolia | Anatolian Studies | Cambrid... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Agricultural innovation and resilience in a long-lived early farming community: the 1,500-year sequence at Neolithic to early Chalcolithic Çatalhöyük, central Anatolia - Volume 67 - Amy Bogaard, Dragana Filipović, Andrew Fairbairn, Laura Green, Elizabeth Stroud, Dorian Fuller, Michael Charles

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Dorian Q Fuller's curator insight, July 19, 12:47 AM
An updated synthesis on 20 years of archaeobotanical sampling and research at Catalhoyuk, a site remarkably large for the Neolithic and long-lasting, and thus suggesting a highly effective and sustainable agricultural system. Nevertheless, there are some key shifts in the choice of staple cereals, pulses and the extent of use of wild plant foods.