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A Brace of Pheasant: Farmhouse Christmas Dinner in England in the 1950s

A Brace of Pheasant: Farmhouse Christmas Dinner in England in the 1950s | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
All morning the smell of pheasant roasting had me hovering in the kitchen. Now I was ready.
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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, pets, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc...
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Bring NUS back to the table! - ECDPM

Bring NUS back to the table! - ECDPM | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bring NUS back to the table! September 2017 Padulosi, S. Bring NUS back to the table!. GREAT Insights Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 4. September/October 2017. NUS, or Neglected and Underutilized Species, are wild, cultivated or semi-domesticated non-commodity crops at the margin of mainstream...
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Breeding tomorrow’s heirlooms

Interesting article in Modern Farmer, on Why We Need to Revitalize Organic Seed Farming. They rounded up the usual suspects, who offer the expected explanations, none of which detracts from the importance of what some breeders are doing. “The heirloom
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Dr Oliver, MSSRF, on Using Agro-biodiversity Hotspots for Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security

Oliver, Principal Scientist MSSRF, speaks about the work done by MSSRF in agrobiodiversity hotspots like Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu and Koraput, Odhisha. H
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Caribbean genebanks in the firing line

Caribbean genebanks in the firing line | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
That’s quite a few genebanks in the way of Irma, with Jose to come. Stay safe, everyone.
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GPGR4 busy distracting genebanks in Giessen

GPGR4 busy distracting genebanks in Giessen | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The 4th International Symposium on Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources is off and running in Giessen, Germany, with a packed programme of cool examples of the application of the latest gizmos and fancy maths to the conservation and use of
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WorldVeg in strategy reboot

WorldVeg in strategy reboot | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The World Vegetable Center has a new logo and strategy. Great too see the genebank front and center. More later, after I’ve had a chance to digest it all. Including this paper on their eggplant collection, coincidentally just out. Oh
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Centrality of Seed: Agricultural Resilience with Plant Breeding

Centrality of Seed: Agricultural Resilience with Plant Breeding | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Seed is central to the five global issues frequently debated today: the decline of biodiversity, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water.
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In loving memory of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Community Based Agrobiodiversity defender, mentor and dear friend of PAR | Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

In loving memory of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Community Based Agrobiodiversity defender, mentor and dear friend of PAR | Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In loving memory of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Community Based Agrobiodiversity defender, mentor and dear friend of PAR We are saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Senior Scientist at Bioversity International in Nepal.
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Wild Relatives of Cultivated Plants in India - A | Anurudh Kumar Singh | Springer

Wild Relatives of Cultivated Plants in India  - A | Anurudh Kumar Singh | Springer | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the wild relatives of crops and cultivated species found in India, covering their distribution,
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Leveraging agrobiodiversity: a recipe for food forever and happily ever after | FAO

Leveraging agrobiodiversity: a recipe for food forever and happily ever after | FAO | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
“Variety is the very spice of life, which gives it all its flavour” wrote William Cowper in his poem “The Task”. Endless repetition gets very boring and even depressing, at least it gets for me. And who doesn’t like to try something new every once in a while?
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When do people search for coconut?

When do people search for coconut? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Or any other food, for that matter, at least in the US. Well, now there’s The Rhythm of Food for all the answers, in nice visualizations to boot. And if anyone knows why Americans do more searching for coconut during
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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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Theories and Major Hypotheses in Ethnobotany

Theories and Major Hypotheses in Ethnobotany | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Ethnobotany has evolved from a discipline that largely documented the diversity of plant use by local people to one focused on understanding how and why people select plants for a wide range of uses.
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Film: Quechua farmers take their potato seeds to Svalbard | Biocultural Heritage

Film: Quechua farmers take their potato seeds to Svalbard | Biocultural Heritage | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
UYWAY (the seed) the movie from Oxfam Novib on Vimeo. The indigenous farmers took their precious but climate-endangered biocultural heritage to be preserved for future generations, [https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/potetfro-til-svalbard-globale-frohvelv/id2436064] and to help humanity...
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Sin maíz no hay país

Town by town, I looked for these seeds, studying where they might be located. I started driving to many states in Mexico trying to find them, but there were none. It was so disappointing. One by one, I had people
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Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development: News & Stories Tribute to Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development: News & Stories Tribute to Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Tribute To Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit Posted on: 8/30/2017 We are deeply shocked and extremely sad to inform the untimely demise of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit (Founder and Executive Board Member, LI-BIRD) during treatment at James Graham Brown Cancer Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Dr.
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Bhuwon Sthapit RIP

Bhuwon Sthapit RIP | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Very sad to hear a few days ago that Dr Bhuwon Sthapit, a tireless champion of the role of local communities in agrobiodiversity conservation, has died. There’s a lovely tribute on the Bioversity website. And a more formal obituary in
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Mourning the loss of an esteemed colleague and friend, Dr Bhuwon Sthapit

Mourning the loss of an esteemed colleague and friend, Dr Bhuwon Sthapit | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
With great sadness, we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr Bhuwon Sthapit. Bhuwon has been an esteemed colleague at Bioversity International for 20 years, since he started in 1997. His contributions to the conservation of agricultural biodiversity in situ and to participatory crop improvement have…
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The decline of the itinerant milpa and the maintenance of traditional agrobiodiversity: Crops and weeds coexistence in a tropical cloud forest area in Oaxaca, Mexico - PubAg

The decline of the itinerant milpa and the maintenance of traditional agrobiodiversity: Crops and weeds coexistence in a tropical cloud forest area in Oaxaca, Mexico Author: Pérez-García, Oscar, del Castillo, Rafael F. Source: Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2016 v.228 pp.
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New uses for the old orange

I just can’t resist following up yesterday’s Nibble on the history of citrus fruits in the Mediterranean with a couple of recent news stories about unconventional uses for orange peels. To wit, making clothes and environmental restoration. What would those
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Calvin Lamborn, plant breeder

Calvin Lamborn, plant breeder | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
It isn’t that people don’t want to know who bred their favourite fruit and vegetable varieties, it’s just that the story of those breeders is so seldom put before us. A tribute post from @culinarybreedingnetwork alerted me to the death
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Joining smallholder farmers’ traditional knowledge with metric traits to select better varieties of Ethiopian wheat

Joining smallholder farmers’ traditional knowledge with metric traits to select better varieties of Ethiopian wheat | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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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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