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Tungro resistance in rice

...has broken down.(Tungro resistance in rice http://t.co/OkynGYZD #GRISP2012 @RiceResearch...)...
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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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Forests as Food Producing Habitats - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

Forests as Food Producing Habitats - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Forests as Food Producing Habitats Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research This exploratory study was taken up by Living Farms in the context of ongoing debates of how to ensure food and nutrition security for the most marginalized people in India.
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One grain at a time - Inquirer.net

One grain at a time - Inquirer.net | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Crisis or not, the supply of locally grown rice is constantly threatened by erratic weather, land conversion and even people’s changing diet.
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V is for Varieties - World Development Movement (press release)

V is for Varieties - World Development Movement (press release) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The latest in our A to Z of food sovereignty in Africa: Varieties “Since the 1900s, some 75 percent of plant genetic diversity has been lost as farmers worldwide have left their multiple local v
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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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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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An Illustrated Guide to: Pho (Part I – The Meat) | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

An Illustrated Guide to: Pho (Part I – The Meat) | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Vietnam’s most iconic street eat might be famous, but getting an authentic taste is more complicated than you’d think. Want to enjoy a bowl like a true local? We’ve got a helpful illustrated guide to digging in. This time around, we’re giving you the details on the tastiest part of any bowl – the meat! Share this guide on and Continue Reading
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National Day of Maize in Mexico: Protecting the Sacred Plant - Upside Down World

National Day of Maize in Mexico: Protecting the Sacred Plant - Upside Down World | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Mapping the European genetic resources landscape

Following an initiative tabled by the European Parliament in 2013, the European Commission (DG Agriculture and Rural Development) contracted a “Preparatory action on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture”.
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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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