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...
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.
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.
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.
After ten years in Hawaii at a time when sugar and pineapple still largely supported the islands’ economy, I thought I had growing tropical crops for export to the countries in the temperate regions down pat.
The CacaoNet Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Cacao Germplasm provide information on the precautions and quarantine measures to minimize the risk of spread of pests and diseases when cacao genetic resources are being moved.
Remember the Gadam variety, saviour of Kenya’s sorghum farmers? Well, I came across it again a couple of days ago, on the occasion of International Beer Day, as part of an advertizing feature in the Kenya’s Nation newspaper.
We have finally received news of the Philippines national genebank. Teresita Borromeo, who has worked there for some years, sent us the following email: Yes, after 8 years, we were again devastated by the typhoon.
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.
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.
The launching of FAO’s Traditional Crop of the Month with amaranth, just announced on Twitter, reminds me that I was going to post a couple of photos showing how much the crop is being used nowadays in Kenya.
Of the 7,000 edible species in the world today, one in seven is under threat. Since there aren’t enough resources to save all of them, policymakers need to decide which species to focus on. Find out more in this 2013 Annual Report story.
The BBC’s Roots to Riches reaches genebanking for conservation, with the above title. Mainly about the Millennium Seed Bank, which is predictable, and perfectly fine, but we know there’s a lot more to it than that, of course.
Jessica Raneri, Nutrition and Marketing Diversity Programme Specialist, Bioversity International, reports from Vietnam where she is carrying out research with partners to improve diet quality and diversity using local foods.
Inquirer.net 'Bahay Kubo' veggies thrive in school gardens Inquirer.net “This is because we are losing our agrobiodiversity,” said Julian Gonsalves of International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) on a visit to a school garden at San Roque...