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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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'Seed schools' can help nurture local heirloom plants

'Seed schools' can help nurture local heirloom plants | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A novel approach toward helping young people ensure biodiversity in our world is studying seeds in the wild and planting them for food in the garden.
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Where Irish Whiskey Really Is Really Made

Where Irish Whiskey Really Is Really Made | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In my story last week in the San Francisco Chronicle, I didn't get the chance to be as nerdy as I wanted to with the specifics of the three (and a half) distilleries in Ireland and which whiskies they make.
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Daifuku Mochi (Sweet Rice Cake)

Daifuku Mochi (Sweet Rice Cake) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Daifuku mochi most commonly comes filled with red bean paste, white bean paste, or sometimes a strawberry or other fruit with red bean paste.
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Payments for Agrobiodiversity Conservation Services (PACS)

Payments for Agrobiodiversity Conservation Services (PACS) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Detoxifying cassava

Detoxifying cassava | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Strategies that minimize one risk…may augment another risk… Peasant farmers are perfectly conversant with such linkages.
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HarvestPlus Director Howarth Bouis Speech at the launch of vitamin A cassava in Nigeria on 3/16/2012

For more information on HarvestPlus, visit http://www.harvestplus.org Launch took place at National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), in Umudike.
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Make mine an MLS decaff

There was a nice article recently in Nature reviewing the struggle — and it’s been a mighty struggle, which is still going on — to breed a naturally low-caffeine coffee plant.
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Wild grains in Israel show effects of global warming - Haaretz

Wild grains in Israel show effects of global warming - Haaretz | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
HaaretzWild grains in Israel show effects of global warmingHaaretz"We have a large gene bank and we are constantly trying to find ways to upgrade cultivars," he said.
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Cultivating wild forest vegetables

Cultivating wild forest vegetables | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Agfax - Reporting Science in Africa: Cultivating wild forest vegetables Interview by Martha Chindong - download or listen to audio (Cultivating wild forest vegetables in W Africa: Gnetum.
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Protecting our food crops

Protecting our food crops | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ITPGRFA secretary http://t.co/YGM62FRp knocks em dead Down Under. http://t.co/5D6pf9BA Did he visit this?
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Australian PlantBank to safeguard diversity

Australian PlantBank to safeguard diversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The largest seed bank in the southern hemisphere is being constructed in Sydney's south-west to help prevent a loss to the planet's diversity of flora.
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Crop biofortification

A GROWTH rate of 1.2 per cent was estimated in the agriculture sector of the country during 2010-11 with a significant increase in staple food crops like wheat, maize and sugarcane.
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Coffee harvest gets underway in Rwanda

Coffee harvest gets underway in Rwanda | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @g4h: RT @kigaliwire: "I’ve never tasted coffee," says coffee farmer as harvest gets underway - Kigali Wire http://t.co/z74EwB0X - #rwanda...
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Chocolate Conservation | Conservation Magazine

Chocolate Conservation | Conservation Magazine | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Devotees of Hershey's kisses and fudge ice cream will tell you that chocolate is good for the soul. It may also be good for tropical forests.
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Seeking a Sustainable Path for Coffee, and Coffee Farmers, in Haiti

Seeking a Sustainable Path for Coffee, and Coffee Farmers, in Haiti | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An entrepreneurial coffee roaster tries to go directly to the Haitian source for great beans.
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B.C. researchers building a better paw paw plant

B.C. researchers building a better paw paw plant | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
University of B.C. plant geneticists and a Fraser Valley commercial plant supplier have joined forces to improve the exotic paw paw, a little-known North American fruit that rots within days of being picked.
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Cassava Blog by Agro2

Cassava Blog by Agro2 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Agro2's Blog about Cassava and Ethanol News and Cassava Recipes (A blog about cassava? Really?
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Live chat 'Agricultural biodiversity and our planet' - March 27th: 14:00 - 14:45 (CET)

Live chat 'Agricultural biodiversity and our planet' - March 27th: 14:00 - 14:45 (CET) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
You are invited to join our live chat as part of events around Planet Under Pressure.
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Memories of Poverty (Ricordi di poverta)

Memories of Poverty (Ricordi di poverta) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Poverty Means (Fill in the Blank) I have been thinking a lot lately about development. One of the main goals of many of us working in development is to eliminate poverty. But what is poverty? Pover...
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The Pacific connection

The Pacific connection | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Efforts to conserve Pacific bananas aim to raise awareness on their importance and shed light on their tangled history.
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Spatial analysis manual now available Spanish

Spatial analysis manual now available Spanish | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Good news for Spanish-speaking readers interested in spatial analysis based on GIS applications. Our Training Manual on Spatial Analysis of Plant Diversity and Distribution, first published in 2010, is now available in Spanish.
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Khat cultivation in Ethiopia fuels economy, reduces deforestation

Khat cultivation in Ethiopia fuels economy, reduces deforestation | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

...makes people sick...

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Felipe Calderón inauguró centro genético en Jalisco

Felipe Calderón inauguró centro genético en Jalisco | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Felipe Calderón inauguró centro genético en Jalisco. New Mexican national genebank opened. http://t.co/an3jn7Dm @CGIAR there in strength.
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Cassava varieties in Ghana

Cassava varieties in Ghana | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Call me old-fashioned, but I have a soft spot for this kind of poster. This was at CSIR’s Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Bunso, Ghana.
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I Finally Visited a Millennium Village: Some Reflections

I Finally Visited a Millennium Village: Some Reflections | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
I finally visited a Millennium Village, the Koraro Cluster, in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia (estimated regional population is 4.5 million people).
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