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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Coevolutionary genetic variation in the legume-rhizobium transcriptome

Coevolutionary genetic variation in legume-rhizobium transcriptome. Argument for conserving little blighters seriously?
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Nutrients are declining in modern varieties

Nutrients are declining in modern varieties | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The internet has been a bit a-flutter recently on the subject of declining nutrients, particularly in fruit and veg. We nibbled as much a week or so ago, and I asked whether the data had been published.
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New Farm Africa film on fish farming in Kenya

New Farm Africa film on fish farming in Kenya | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

FARM-Africa supports rural Africans to work their way out of poverty with improved ways to manage crops, livestock, forests and access to water.

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The bag

In Mathare slum in Nairobi people grow vegetables in big sacks. From the documentary "God save the green" by Michele Mellara and Alessandro Rossi. Mammut Fil...
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Historic Collaboration to Restore World's Ecosystems

Historic Collaboration to Restore World's Ecosystems | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Botanical gardens around the world have signed onto a collaborative 20-year project to rescue 100 degraded or destroyed ecosystems from Peru to Kenya.
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The Role of the Right to Food in Combating Global Hunger

RT @ifpri: Today's presenter: Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food http://t.co/UUjPuxZr @UN #foodsecurity...
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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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Agricultural biodiversity and climate change

Carlo Fadda, one of Bioversity International's senior scientists based in our Sub-Saharan Africa office, talks about the importance of using agricultural biodiversity to suit farmers' future needs in the face of climate change.
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The challenge of going home - South Sudan

At a seed fair supported by the FAO, in Rumbek, the windy capital of Lakes state, in South Sudan, James Kon has been given vouchers to exchange for seeds. He says it’s a life-saving initiative.

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Samoan Breadfruit Makes a Splash in the Caribbean

Samoan Breadfruit Makes a Splash in the Caribbean | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Can a single species of tree significantly reduce hunger,
unemployment and deforestation in the tropics? Researchers and
scientists behind a surge in breadfruit activity think so.

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Propelling Pearl Millet with the Private Sector

Propelling Pearl Millet with the Private Sector | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Private sector delivers biofortified millet. http://t.co/A7Y7I6ko But will it make it to wiki for Indian agriculture?
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Michael Marder and Gary Francione Debate Plant Ethics

Michael Marder and Gary Francione Debate Plant Ethics | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @philosophybites: Plant ethics @garylfrancione and Michael Marder http://t.co/KmgVVywL via @columbiaup...
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Will Scientists Ever Get Science Writing?

Will Scientists Ever Get Science Writing? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Peer review within science journalism (RT @Dirk57: RT @deborahblum: On @KSJTracker: Will Scientists Ever Get Science Writing?
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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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