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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Science group finds drought-tolerant GMO corn lacking

Science group finds drought-tolerant GMO corn lacking | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
New genetically altered corn aimed at helping farmers deal with drought offers more hype than help over the long term. (RT @krayberry: Still far from increased drought tolerance?
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Payment for Ecosystem Services applied to agricultural systems

Payment for Ecosystem Services applied to agricultural systems | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
New article available co-written by Bioversity senior scientist Fabrice DeClerck focuses on Payment for Ecosystem Services applied to agricultural systems and the ever-growing debate regarding the effectiveness of these programs for changing...
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Q. and A.: Linking People's Needs to Nature's

Q. and A.: Linking People's Needs to Nature's | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Peter Seligmann, the founder of Conservation International, discusses a shift in focus from pure conservation of creatures to linking the needs of nature to the needs of people.
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Travelwise: The world’s many cups of coffee

Travelwise: The world’s many cups of coffee | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The wonderfully aromatic conduit for the world’s most popular drug -- caffeine – takes on many forms across the globe.
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PLoS Biology: A Global Assessment of Salmon Aquaculture Impacts on Wild Salmonids

PLoS Biology: A Global Assessment of Salmon Aquaculture Impacts on Wild Salmonids | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
PLoS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
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Coffee Climate Crisis - Business Fights Poverty

Coffee Climate Crisis - Business Fights Poverty | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Related Report: Coffee Climate Crisis Blog: Ethical labels don’t tell the whole story Interview: Wolfgang Weinmann, Cafédirect By Wolfgang Weinmann, Head of… (RT @FightPoverty: 75% of the world’s coffee is grown by smallholder farmers with tiny...
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Pingo Farm owner focuses on study of northern seeds

Pingo Farm owner focuses on study of northern seeds | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Pingo Farm owner focuses on study of northern seedsFairbanks Daily News-MinerHe even had a request for seeds from the Nordic Gene Bank in Sweden.
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Meet the Bioversity research fellows

Meet the Bioversity research fellows | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Every year, Bioversity collaborates with research fellows studying a variety of topics related to agricultural biodiversity. Find out more about the fellows and their research in our new Fellows Gallery.
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India: Climate change may impact wheat productivity in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The climate change in northern India is likely to have a severely detrimental impact on the productivity of wheat, the prime crop in Punjab, which is likely to go down by over 8% by...
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A Bunch of Baobab Fruit

A Bunch of Baobab Fruit | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A woman harvests baobab fruit in southern Africa. The pulp of the fruit is used in drink products and contains nutrients such as Vitamin C, iron and calcium.
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Study highlights food risk hotspots

Study highlights food risk hotspots | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

The poorest societies may be more able to adapt to the threat climate change poses to food supplies than their slightly richer peers, a new study suggests. 'It turns out that the very poor and the relatively wealthy are less vulnerable than the group in the middle,' says Dr Evan Fraser, a researcher specialising in food production and its relation to social and economic conditions who works both in the geography department of the University of Guelph in Canada, and at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds.


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Pretty special Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources online

The 25th anniversary special issue of the Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources (IJPGR) is available by permission from the Bioversity International website. Though this is subject to some restrictions on re-use, it is nevertheless pretty cool.
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Agroecology and transition in agriculture

Agroecology and transition in agriculture | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Philippe Baret, Professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium), set up Philagri web site with a section dedicated to transition in agriculture that brings together a number of interesting papers on agroecology and the ...
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What does a changing climate mean for how we support smallholder agriculture?

What does a changing climate mean for how we support smallholder agriculture? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @IFADnews: 8/6 follow live #ifadclimate discussion on what does a changing climate mean 4 how we support smallholder agriculture?
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Good Practices :: Tropical fruit (methodologies and adaptive ...

Good Practices :: Tropical fruit (methodologies and adaptive ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Click to enlarge Good Practices :: Tropical fruit (methodologies and adaptive practices). GPD are Good Practices for Diversity – not to be confused with Good Agricultural Practices. Tropical fruits are important part of culture in ...
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Knowing yeast genome produces better wine

The yeast Dekkera bruxellensis plays an important role in the production of wine, as it can have either a positive or a negative impact on the taste.
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Korean dog breed

Korean dog breed | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
KOREA FOCUS is a monthly webzine and a quarterly journal, featuring commentaries and essays on Korean politics, economy, society and culture, as well as relevant international issues.
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I Foodini. Adventures in Italian Cookery with Sean Lawson and Chris Warren

First in a series about traditional Italian cooking. Recipes from this episode: http://tinyurl.com/6vu5euq . Adapted from "Feasts from Paradiso" by Christoph...
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Mashing up the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System

Mashing up the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
So here’s how I’d like that Global Forest Disturbance Alert System I blogged about a couple of day ago to work, eventually. Or even this. Or this, for that matter.
But anyway.
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Agrobiodiversity workshop at RIO+20 | Platform for Agrobiodiversity ...

Agrobiodiversity workshop at RIO+20 | Platform for Agrobiodiversity ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
AgriculturalBiodiversity@knowledged: 16th of June 18.00-19.30. This session focuses on the importance of agricultural biodiversity in addressing the current economic, social and environmental challenges in the agricultural ...
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Scientists complete most comprehensive genetic analysis yet of corn

Scientists complete most comprehensive genetic analysis yet of corn | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An interdisciplinary team, led by researchers at Cornell University and the US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, today published the most comprehensive analysis to date of the corn genome.
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Agricultural biodiversity and population in Laos

Normally, I would elegantly link some trenchant comments on the Agrobiodiversity Initiative in the Lao PDR (TABI), whose website has recently been pointed out to us, to the equally recent release of the AsiaPop dataset.
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Millennium Villages Project forced to correct Lancet paper on foreign aid as leader leaves team

Millennium Villages Project forced to correct Lancet paper on foreign aid as leader leaves team | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A senior member of a high-profile foreign aid research team has left the project on the heels of a Lancet correction of a heavily criticized paper the team published earlier this month. Paul Pronyk...
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Fight against counterfeit seeds stepped up

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has launched an anti-fake seed agency in Nairobi, Kenya to step up the fight against counterfeit seeds, at a time when counterfeit seeds are becoming increasingly available at local markets,...
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FAO-Spain Award to Jose Esquinas Alcázar

The Director of CEHAP, Jose Esquinas Alcázar, has received last week from the hands of her Majesty the Queen of Spain and in the presence of the Director General of FAO, the FAO-Spain Award to his whole life dedication ...
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