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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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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Climate change threatens staple potato crop in high Andes - RTCC

RTCC Climate change threatens staple potato crop in high Andes RTCC The creation of the Potato Park dates back from 1997 when an NGO called Andes Association promoted the conservation of the indigenous heritage regarding local rights, livelihoods...
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What a difference an en makes: kombucha != konbucha

Last week The Economist carried an article about kokumi, a putative sixth flavour longing to take its place alongside umami. In it, I read that:
Dr Sasano supplemented the diets of his volunteers with kombucha, an umami-rich infusion of kelp.
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Wild potato diversity halved

Wild potato diversity halved | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
David Spooner and co-workers have written a comprehensive overview of the systematics and genetics of wild and cultivated potato species (Solanum section Petota).
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Hyderabad firm launches germplasm bank - Business Standard

BS ReporterHyderabad, 28 Jan:Hyderabad-based cold storage company Gubba Group Limited (GGL) on Wednesday launched what it claims to be India's first private sector germplasm bank at Medchal in the city outskirts.Set up at a cost of Rs 4 crore, the...
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'DivSeek' aims to mine the genetic treasure in seed bank vaults - Science Now

'DivSeek' aims to mine the genetic treasure in seed bank vaults - Science Now | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
International coalition wants to amp up efforts to characterize, share data on millions of crop varieties
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European livestock breed conservation assessed

European livestock breed conservation assessed | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A further addition to the mass of online information on livestock genetic resources around the world.
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Book launch: “Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for ... - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

Book launch: “Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for ... - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Chefs help conserve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

I believe we have Nibbled both of these articles, but I think they could stand another few minutes in the limelight.
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CGRFA-15 Regular Session Updates - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

CGRFA-15 Regular Session Updates - Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
CGRFA-15 Regular Session Updates Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research The 15th Regular Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA-15) is taking place this week, until Friday 23 January 2015, in FAO, Rome,...
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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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Wheat roundup

Great to get an email update from Andy Forbes on developments at Brockwell Bake yesterday. They’ve been busy with their Nordic colleagues of late, as you can read in the latest edition of True Loaf.
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Here's How We're Going to Solve the Global Chocolate Shortage - Slate Magazine (blog)

Here's How We're Going to Solve the Global Chocolate Shortage - Slate Magazine (blog) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Witch’s broom. Frosty pod. Horse hair blight. No, those aren’t medieval hexes—they’re modern diseases that plague cacao trees, creating a worldwide chocolate shortage that experts say will only get worse.
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India declares crops covered under Seed Treaty exempt from Biodiversity Act

India declares crops covered under Seed Treaty exempt from Biodiversity Act | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
This edition of the Gazette of India, dated 18 December 2014, communicates a very significant decision for all of us who have an interest in the conservation and use of crop diversity.
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New guidelines for use of agricultural biodiversity in climate change adaptation planning

New guidelines for use of agricultural biodiversity in climate change adaptation planning | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bioversity International researchers Michael Halewood and Isabel López Noriega write about a set of guidelines that have recently been endorsed by the UN FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
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Local seeds handed over to 'Gene bank' - E Kantipur

Community-managed seed banks from 12 different districts have handed over a total of 916 local seed varieties of 62 different crop species to the National Gene...
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Adapting with crop diversity – an interview on climate change 

Adapting with crop diversity – an interview on climate change  | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An interview with Bioversity International scientist Mauricio Bellon on the chapter: 'Climate change and on-farm conservation of crop landraces in centres of diversity', now available open access.
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ABS on genetic resources straight from the horse’s mouth

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), recently gave a very nice, clear answer to a question on the relationship between the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regimes...
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Explainer: What is a gene bank? - Science News for Students

Explainer: What is a gene bank? - Science News for Students | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Most banks store money. But some very special ones store deposits that may prove even more valuable: tissues that could prevent the extinction of breeds and species.
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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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