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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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USDA Blog » The Citrus Wizard of Florida

USDA Blog » The Citrus Wizard of Florida | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Citrus Wizard of Florida http://t.co/9jbMPsI2...
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IFPRI report reviews past and future food policy

A new flagship publication from the International Food Policy Research Institute provides an in-depth look at food price volatility, extreme weather shocks, famine, unrest, and conflicts, and suggests areas for future action.
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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - 21 May

RT @BioversityInt: Happy World Day for Cultural Diversity
for Dialogue and Development!
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Aquatic Agricultural Systems

Aquatic Agricultural Systems | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @LizWilsonUK: Aquatic Agricultural Systems http://t.co/9mvlLVQX with Farming Waters, Changing Lives film by @Duckrabbitblog...
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Why our famous Welsh sheep could disappear because of climate change

Why our famous Welsh sheep could disappear because of climate change | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
They have forever been seen as a symbol of Wales – for better or worse. But the humble Welsh sheep has been issued a stark warning in the face of climate change: “adapt or die”.
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Botanists launch bid to rescue the world's threatened habitats

Botanists launch bid to rescue the world's threatened habitats | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
One hundred of the most endangered habitats in the world are to be restored in a major global project. (Botanic gardens get together to restore degraded ecosystems.
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Kolkata Seed Festival

Kolkata Seed Festival | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
On the 27th April, a seminar on 'Agro-biodiversity and Ecological Agriculture' was organized by Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC). Prof RN Basu, former Vice Chancellor of Kolkata ...
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Tracking down those sodium exclusion genes in wheat: Part 2

The story thus far: Our plucky heroes have traced Triticum monococcum C68-101, the wild parent of a tetraploid wheat (Line 149) with interesting salinity tolerance genes, to the University of Sydney. Maybe.
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The man who loved sapucaias . . .

The man who loved sapucaias  .  .  . | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ericrstoner has added a photo to the pool:
Monkey-pot fruit or castanha-sapucaia (Lecythis ollaria ou L.
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Kew Gardens, back in the day

Shot in glorious technicolour, perfect for capturing the vibrancy of hues on display, World Garden explores the diverse flora and fauna of Kew Gardens.
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The Last Mile: Reaching Women Farmers

The Last Mile: Reaching Women Farmers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
By Roger Thurow Roger Thurow, author of the new book, The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, is senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
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Next-generation disease resistance breeding

Next-generation disease resistance breeding | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @KamounLab: This just out: Crop plants with DNA deletions are not #GMO.
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Kew doesn’t store seed only at the Millennium Seed Bank

The Livingstone Online website coming up pretty much out of the blue on my Facebook timeline a couple of days back reminded me that I had wanted to point to the online database of the Kew Economic Botany Collection, if (Kew doesn’t store seed...
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Making oats even more heart-healthy

Making oats even more heart-healthy | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
University of Wisconsin-Madison plant breeders have developed a new oat variety that’s significantly higher in the compound that makes this grain so |...
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‘India’s gene bank up for sale’???

‘India’s gene bank up for sale’??? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @NewIndianXpress: ‘India’s gene bank up for sale’: http://t.co/3kmuYMye #genebank...
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Our Tilapia will be served at the Olympics

Our Tilapia will be served at the Olympics | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @Mike_WorldFish: Indonesian farmed tilapia to the Olympics!
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Catalogue of high-quality photofilms that highlight connection between people and livestock now online « ILRI news

Catalogue of high-quality photofilms that highlight connection between people and livestock now online « ILRI news | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @ILRI: #ILRI blogpost: Catalogue of high-quality photofilms that highlight connection between people and livestock now… http://t.co/FBTi7Wrc...
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UN Rome-based agencies welcome G8 commitment to keep food security high on global agenda

UN Rome-based agencies welcome G8 commitment to keep food security high on global agenda | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Well of course they do.

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Indigenous and Traditional food systems of Asia and the Pacific

Indigenous and Traditional food systems of Asia and the Pacific | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Indigenous and Traditional food systems of Asia and the Pacific (Indigenous and Traditional food systems of Asia and the Pacific. That would be a symposium. Soon... Any tweeps going?
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Linking community based genebanks with national genebanks: Your experiences needed

Linking community based genebanks with national genebanks: Your experiences needed | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine. Providing readers with information resources about PGR, agrobiodiversity, conservation and livelihoods. About. Posted by: Bioversity Library | May 21, 2012 ...
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Fact Sheet: G-8 Action on Food Security and Nutrition - AllAfrica.com

Fact Sheet: G-8 Action on Food Security and Nutrition - AllAfrica.com | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
AllAfrica.comFact Sheet: G-8 Action on Food Security and NutritionAllAfrica.com...
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Using local agricultural biodiversity - A Kenyan farmer's story

Peninah Mwangangi has a smallholder farm in the arid region of Kitui, in eastern Kenya. She explains how using local traditional food crops have helped mitigate against harvest loss when the rains don't come.
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International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2012

International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2012 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @eol: Tuesday May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity. http://t.co/jkH7wP5C What will you do to celebrate?
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A worthy G-8 proposal aims to lift millions out of poverty

A worthy G-8 proposal aims to lift millions out of poverty | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An initiative to end extreme poverty.(RT @rajshah: Outstanding, must-read editorial from the @washingtonpost re our #G8 announcement tomorrow: http://t.co/t7CPjQPd...)...
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Did domesticated dogs give humans an advantage over Neanderthals?

Did domesticated dogs give humans an advantage over Neanderthals? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

No, it was cats.

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