Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit making non-governmental organization established in 1995 in Nepal. LIBIRD capitalises on local initiatives to sustainably manage ...
We stress the importance of germplasm. Wild and extant varieties have traits tolerant to high temperature, elevated CO2 etc. These might have been discarded in the past due to low yield potential but can be made use of today as parents for the breeding of tolerant varieties to climate change. There is a need to revisit gene banks with a view to searching for unique traits required for climate change. In this search, indigenous knowledge and farmer’s wisdom have immense value.
A propos of that idea to have a mobile phone app for documenting erosion of agricultural biodiversity. Only fair to say that the Global Heritage Network have a website that records threats to heritage sites.
The potential contribution of allotment gardens to a healthy and active life-style is increasingly recognized, especially for elderly populations. However, few studies have empirically examined beneficial effects of allotment gardening.
Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) is an important crop in Ethiopia. Its vital importance in the Ethiopian agriculture emanates from its resistance to drought, salinity, waterlogging and low soil fertility.
(PhysOrg.com) -- The parent’s performance has little to do with the child's success – at least in maize. Even weak parent plants can be crossed in a way in which they produce vigorous offspring. But not all plants by far are suitable parents.
IN A humid outdoor café surrounded by palm trees, Hung Pham Ngoc launches an attack on his coffee, pushing aside a cup of pungent black java for a Coke. (RT @HendrikRietman: Could this story be extrapolated to cheese production?
United Nations Photo has added a photo to the pool: Thanks to time saved using the Multifunctional Platform (MFP) provided by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), a woman in Bantantinnting village, Senegal, can tend to her vegetable garden (seen...
The AgroBiodiversity Ireland – Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Conference, (AgBioDiv2012) in Galway on 9th February, aims to network and showcase research projects and initiatives in Ireland for the ...
The AgroBiodiversity Ireland – Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Conference (AgBioDiv2012) will be held in the Aula Maxima of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) on Thursday the 9th February 2012 ...
It looks like the biennial Donkey and Mule Conference, usually held on the Greek island of Hydra, will take place in London this year, appropriately enough during International Donkey Week in May. So Prof.
The discussion of transhumance going on in the comments to an old post, and in particular Jacob’s link to a recent sheepish demonstration in Madrid, reminded me of this reminiscence from the BBC’s long-time Rome correspondent, David Willey.
By Yassir Islam Yassir Islam is the Head of Communications at HarvestPlus, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that is working to address global (RT @GAINalliance: Cassava provides essential calories and soon, more nutrition
Around 17 January, thousands of people in southern England descend on the local cider orchards in a bid to awaken the trees from their winter slumber and ensure a good harvest. (British love affair with apple comes to a head.