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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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40 Hour Famine: We are all connected

When you buy a coffee, where does the money go? How much does the farmer get paid from a $3 cup? Trade connects us all. Collectively, even our smallest decis...
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Selling the family jewels

Selling the family jewels | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Selling the family jewelsDeccan HeraldWhy I am listing some of the benefits that have come from the 3.77 lakh plant collections which are safely stored at the National Gene Bank in New Delhi (and also from gene banks across globe) is because the...
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Non-Wood News

Non-Wood News | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @FAOKnowledge: Learn more on the potential of "non-wood forest products" through #UNFAO's Non-Wood News http://t.co/dKXXdXlY #forestry...
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Tenerife diversity illustrated

Tenerife diversity illustrated | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Centro de Conservación de la Biodiversidad Agrícola de Tenerife (CCBAT) has a Facebook page on which they have just announced the release of an attractive new poster of bean diversity, reproduced here.
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Hybridization barriers between diploid Solanum tuberosum and wild Solanum raphanifolium

Abstract  Wild potato germplasm represents a unique, diverse and accessible resource for disease and pest resistance, along with useful
agronomic traits that may be introgressed into the cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum L.).
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Bioversity ramps up its nutrition work

A couple of bits of related news from Bioversity. The book “Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity” is ready for downloading. And the first newsletter of the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project is out.
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Problems, progress and future prospects of improvement of Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari, an endangered herbal magic, through modern biotechnological tools: a review

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Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari syn. C. mukul Engl. (Burseraceae) is an economically and pharmacologically important slow growing, dioecious, balsamiferous woody, multipurpose
shrub heading towards extinction.
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China's heroic oat grower from Nepean

China's heroic oat grower from Nepean | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
China's heroic oat grower from NepeanOttawa CitizenHe ended up making 13 trips to China, beginning with lectures at a variety of agriculture schools and at the gene bank in Beijing.
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Will Fish-Loving Japan Embrace Sustainable Seafood?

Will Fish-Loving Japan Embrace Sustainable Seafood? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In fish-crazed Japan, where eating seafood is a vital part of the nation's culture, conservation groups are working with companies to persuade more Japanese to eat certified, sustainably caught seafood.
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‘Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity’ published

‘Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity’ published | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Prominent scientists, policy makers and practitioners write extensively on the linkages between agriculture, health, the environment and food industries in a recently published book from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...
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Characterization of 169 diverse pea germplasm accessions for agronomic performance, Mycosphaerella blight resistance and nutritional profile

Abstract  Improved agronomic performance and nutritional profile are among the major objectives in pea breeding, but the narrow gene
pool available in pea germplasm has slowed progress.
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Vining Pea Trials - Perfecting peas

Vining Pea Trials - Perfecting peas | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Vining Pea Trials - Perfecting peasHorticulture WeekPeas from John Innes' gene bank are being characterised for the genes controlling concentrations of sugars in the crop.
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Orchid gene bank opens

Orchid gene bank opens | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Calcutta TelegraphOrchid gene bank opensCalcutta TelegraphImphal, July 14: The country's first gene bank for orchids opened at Hengbung of Senapati district today to conserve orchids in the country.26 new orchid species found in ManipurTimes of India26...
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Robert Fisk: If Alawites are turning against Assad then his fate is sealed

Robert Fisk: If Alawites are turning against Assad then his fate is sealed | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Latest on the ICARDA genebank.

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Small-scale grains: Another piece of the locavore puzzle

Small-scale grains: Another piece of the locavore puzzle | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Most small farmers can't compete with the efficiency of industrial grain production, but a growing number are now offering heritage and landrace varieties in their local areas.
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Good News, Facebook! The Root Word for 'Paradise' Originally Meant 'Walled Garden'

Good News, Facebook! The Root Word for 'Paradise' Originally Meant 'Walled Garden' | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Just saying.(RT @wrobertsfood: The Root Word for 'Paradise' Meant 'Walled Garden' - why Urb Ag Summit is a big deal http://t.co/yzXsmeZf...)...
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The surprisingly peripatetic Bambara groundnut

The surprisingly peripatetic Bambara groundnut | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Well, I finally made it back to the office after a couple of weeks on the road in Asia.
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Genetic diversity and population structure of Guinea yams and their wild relatives in South and South West Ethiopia as revealed by microsatellite markers

Abstract  Genetic diversity and population structure of Guinea yams and their wild relatives collected from south and south west Ethiopia
were assessed using microsatellite markers.
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Morphological changes in Nordic spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) landraces and cultivars released from 1892 to 1994

Abstract  A descriptor list of 34 phenological and morphological characters was applied to assess the changes of diversity in 57 Nordic spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars released between 1892 and 1994 and to compare their diversity to...
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I bite into GMO apples

I bite into GMO apples | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Arctic Apple is produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland, B.C., north of Penticton.
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Coriander-fortified bread is long-lasting and nutritious: Kolkata research

Kolkata, July 19 - The common breakfast bread has been elevated to a nutrient-packed wheat product by scientists at Jadavpur University, who decided to go green and fortify it with coriander.


Via CIMMYT, Int.
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Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project Newsletter launched

Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project Newsletter launched | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The first issue of Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project Newsletter is out.
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Characterization of Italian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm by multidisciplinary approach

Abstract  Characterization of 15 chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) accessions (6 cultivars, 3 selected lines and 6 landraces) was performed using morphological, agronomic, and technological traits, together with biochemical (seed storage proteins) and...
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Observations and some conclusions regarding genebank handling fees

CGN is considering the introduction of handling fees for the samples it distributes to its users.
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