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World agriculture: towards 2015/2030

RT @Cipotato: The World #Agriculture FAO report for 2015/2030: http://t.co/tIIj6HKs @FAOnews...
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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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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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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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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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