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UNBconnect... - Nutrition still a ‘concern for women, children’

UNBconnect... - Nutrition still a ‘concern for women, children’ | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) - Under-five and school-aged children are suffering from anaemia in the country, but almost half of all preschool aged children and more than half of women have deficiencies in zinc, says a newly released combined micronutrients...
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An e-atlas for the ages

An e-atlas for the ages | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
I do love maps. I love looking through atlases, even their faintly ridiculous 21st century incarnation, the e-atlas.
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Purslane possibilities

Purslane possibilities | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Sharp-eyed readers may remember a recent Nibble about somewhat quixotic efforts to promote cultivation and consumption of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) in the US, driven more by necessity than conviction.
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Searching Genesys: The Video

Searching Genesys: The Video | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Genesys is trialling an improved data filtering mechanism. Say you want to find Aegilops tauschii from Armenia with frost tolerance. Go to Browse and play around with the Filter button.
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Inadequate power nearly ruined NACGRAB's gene banks —CEO - Nigerian Tribune

Inadequate power nearly ruined NACGRAB's gene banks —CEO - Nigerian Tribune | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Nigerian Tribune Inadequate power nearly ruined NACGRAB's gene banks —CEO Nigerian Tribune So, we always maintain regular power here, even if it means going on credit facilities, because we cannot afford any lapse or interruption to the gene bank...
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Important steps towards a global strategy for coconut conservation and use

Coconut-producing countries and international organizations meet in Sri Lanka from 13-16 July to discuss the future of coconut genetic resources conservation. The meeting is organized by the International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT).
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Reviving heritage grains - what is the next quinoa?

Reviving heritage grains - what is the next quinoa? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bioversity International scientist, Stefano Padulosi, urges diversification of our food basket if we are to sustain ever-growing populations in a National Geographic article.
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Celebrating 40 years of agricultural biodiversity research 

Celebrating 40 years of agricultural biodiversity research  | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, reflects on Bioversity International's past, present and future, in her special 40th anniversary DG Dialogues blog.
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Good times for Seeds of Time

We somehow missed the news that Seeds of Time, Sandy McCloud‘s documentary about pioneering seed saver Cary Fowler, had won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Green Film Festival. Congratulations to all concerned.
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Women farming wild species in West Africa

Women farming wild species in West Africa | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Women play an important role in domesticating nutritious wild species in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger both for sale and home consumption. 
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Hermiston plant scientist works to raise vitamin content in potatoes - East Oregonian (subscription)

Hermiston plant scientist works to raise vitamin content in potatoes - East Oregonian (subscription) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Hermiston plant scientist works to raise vitamin content in potatoes East Oregonian (subscription) Goyer's team got hundreds of species of potatoes from the U.S. Potato Gene Bank and started testing.
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Pure and Simple? Cheese and Ghee

Pure and Simple?  Cheese and Ghee | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Almost exactly a hundred years, in 1917, in Calcutta in India a controversy flared up about ghee (clarified butter). There ghee is no ordinary foodstuff. It is a wondrous golden substance, the gift of the holy cow.
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PNG genebank Visit 2012 Draft Movie

Draft movie, no diffusion.
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Pisum phylogeny illustrated in really cool way

Pisum phylogeny illustrated in really cool way | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Yeah, sure, you can publish your Pisum phylogenetic tree the usual way: But isn’t it a whole lot better to do it like this? That’s the author, Mike Ambrose of the John Innes Centre Germplasm Resources Unit showing off his handiwork.
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In memory of Sergey Alexanian

In memory of Sergey Alexanian | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
We would like to take a moment to celebrate the life of Dr Sergey Alexanian, a good friend and colleague of the N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry who recently passed away.
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What is in a banana name?

What is in a banana name? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bioversity International’s global list of banana cultivar names hopes to help scientists sort out the crop’s taxonomy. Available on the ProMusa website, the list is highlighted in the Hortax Cultivated Plant Taxonomy News.
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Fascinating insight into rice breeding in the Philippines - Irish Farmers Journal

Fascinating insight into rice breeding in the Philippines Irish Farmers Journal When IRRI was established over 50 years ago, a gene bank was set up in order to gather, catalogue and protect the various lines of traditional, modern and wild rice...
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Birmingham University's Chinese partnership to create new research centre - Birmingham Post

Birmingham University's Chinese partnership to create new research centre - Birmingham Post | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Birmingham Post Birmingham University's Chinese partnership to create new research centre Birmingham Post The JCEO will specialise in automated ultra-high-throughput sample processing in a facility jointly operated with the BGI China National...
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Farmer-selected local varieties certified in Mali

Farmer-selected local varieties certified in Mali | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Celebrate with us the recent seed certification of eight local crop varieties produced by farmers in Mali, made possible by the work of Bioversity International and partners through seed fairs and Diversity Field Fora.
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Open-access review on landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

Open-access review on landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An open-access review of integrated landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean is now available. We interviewed one of the authors, Bioversity International scientist Natalia Estrada-Carmona.
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Agrigento: Vines, Olives and Almonds Produce Funds to Save the Temples - Corriere della Sera English

Agrigento: Vines, Olives and Almonds Produce Funds to Save the Temples - Corriere della Sera English | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Agrigento: Vines, Olives and Almonds Produce Funds to Save the Temples Corriere della Sera English “At the Expo we will be presenting three hundred display cases, each with a different variety of almond from our Museo vivente del mandorlo, a “gene...
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Robert Rhoades remembered

It was just over four years ago that Prof. Robert Rhoades, pioneer of agricultural anthropology, passed away. He’s remembered this month in a Special Issue of the journal Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment entitled Tending the Field.
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Mango genes find a storage - ABP News

Mango genes find a storage - ABP News | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ABP News Mango genes find a storage ABP News A joint venture of state directorate of horticulture and the Central Horticulture Experiment Station, Ainginia, which functions under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the Saptasajya...
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Explore the importance of the world's forests in Rome, Italy

Explore the importance of the world's forests in Rome, Italy | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The world’s forests are under the spotlight in Rome, Italy this week for World Forest Week and FAO’s 22nd Committee on Forestry (COFO 22) including a Bioversity International side-event.
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Sergey Alexanian RIP

It is with great sadness that we received news of the death of Dr Sergey Alexanian, Deputy Director of Foreign Relations at the Vavilov Institute, Russia’s historic national genebank. Sergey was a friend as well as a colleague and collaborator.
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Food policy ignores genebanks, so what else is new?

IFPRI’s latest Global Food Policy Report is out. I know because I was at the launch a couple of days ago in Berlin.
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