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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Q&A: Denis Kyetere on innovative technologies for Africa's farmers

Q&A: Denis Kyetere on innovative technologies for Africa's farmers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Denis Kyetere, executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, outlines his vision for the continent's farmers.
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Researchers find potential 'dark side' to diets high in beta-carotene

Researchers find potential 'dark side' to diets high in beta-carotene | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene. (RT @nutsci: hm!
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Berries Mesopotámico, the first Fairtrade-certified blueberry farm in Argentina!

Berries Mesopotámico, the first Fairtrade-certified blueberry farm in Argentina! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
One of our producer services team, Julie Francoeur, recently went on a field trip to Argentina – and a berry enlightening experience it was too!
‘Arándanos’ (that’s Spanish for blueberries), are a...
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Going, going, not gone?

My circles on GooglePlus alerted me to a report from NPR in the US, that the country’s oldest extant seed company is facing bankruptcy. The D.
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Berry Go Round hits 50

While everyone else in the civilised world enjoys a May Day off, we’re still here, toiling to bring you the best of the interwebs. Today, that includes the 50th edition of Berry go Round, the carnival of botany blogging.
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What you might not have known about forests and food security

What you might not have known about forests and food security | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
BOGOR, Indonesia (27 April, 2012)_Forests are a nutritional bounty - virtual natural supermarkets for 1 billion of the world’s poorest people. Find out what you might not have known about forests and their importance for food security.
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Indian animal genetic resources institute sets its priorities

Indian animal genetic resources institute sets its priorities | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
While looking for something else I came across the news on the website of India’s National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) that the genome of the water buffalo has been sequenced.
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Genetic Markers for Tracking Species

Genetic Markers for Tracking Species | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Using barcodes, zoologists and botanists want to identify animal and plant species fast (RT @howplantswork: Genetic markers for tracking plant species.)...
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The Daily Plant: Hula skirts

The Daily Plant: Hula skirts | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @DanielChamovitz: Leaves strong enough to sled on?
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Is Dirt the New Prozac?

Is Dirt the New Prozac? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Injections of soil bacteria produce serotonin—and happiness—in mice. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories. (RT @brainpicker: Need another reason to garden?
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A new collection of wild populations of Capsicum in Mexico and the southern United States

Abstract  An exploration and collection mission for wild populations of Capsicum was carried out in the fall of 2006 and 2007, in 13 Mexican states and in the U.S. states of Arizona and Texas.
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Preparing for biodiversity summit

Preparing for biodiversity summit | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Preparing for biodiversity summitmydigitalfc.comValuable genetic resources occur in a wide range of crops and farm animals and such economically valuable biodiversity is referred to as agro-biodiversity.
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Human Flower Project

Human Flower Project | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Human Flower Project, directed by author and sociologist Julie Ardery, is a weblog of international flower news and floral customs.
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Food security: is biodiversity doomed?

Food security: is biodiversity doomed? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Professor Iain Gordon will examine the the considerable challenges faced in the relationship between animal conservation and agriculture in trying to feed an expanding human population.
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Dolphins that help humans to catch fish form tighter social networks

Dolphins that help humans to catch fish form tighter social networks | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Animal behaviour | In the coastal waters of Laguna, Brazil, a shoal of mullet is in serious trouble. Two of the most intelligent species on the planet – humans and bottlenose do (RT @edyong209: Dolphins + fishermen unite against mullet.
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Biotech Can Solve Food Insecurity-Asareca

Biotech Can Solve Food Insecurity-Asareca | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Biotech Can Solve Food Insecurity-AsarecaAllAfrica.comLaunching the ISAAA biotech global report 2011 in Kampala, ASARECA head of Agro-biodiversity and biotechnology Charles Mugoya said biotechnology can increase crop production, provide a better...
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Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea

Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Research centre (aka ICRAF) putting trees on farms to raise farmers� incomes and reduce poverty, working between agriculture and forestry (RT @CGIAR: RT @ICRAF Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea http://t.co/AvwpTLQ7...
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Preparing for biodiversity summit

Preparing for biodiversity summit | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Preparing for biodiversity summitmydigitalfc.comValuable genetic resources occur in a wide range of crops and farm animals and such economically valuable biodiversity is referred to as agro-biodiversity.
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Copenhagen Consensus: Which of these three ideas to end hunger is the best?

Copenhagen Consensus: Which of these three ideas to end hunger is the best? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The problem of hunger can be solved. The planet creates more than enough food to meet everyone’s needs. But there are still about 925 million hungry people in the world, and nearly 180 million preschool-age children do not get vital nutrients.
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A list of mobile apps for agriculture

A list of mobile apps for agriculture | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @FAOcsdi: RT @e_agriculture: List of android, iPhone, iPad & web applications 4 those in mobile agriculture & technology http://t.co/v3J4Y5jq #ict4d...
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Seeding New African Agricultural Universities

Seeding New African Agricultural Universities | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
"Over the last decade considerable work has been done to redefine the role of government in agricultural research, decentralize research activities, increase stakeholder participation, identify new financial instruments, and strengthen system-wide...
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Whole-genome analysis with SNPs from BOPA1 shows clearly defined groupings of Western Mediterranean, Ethiopian, and Fertile Crescent barleys

Abstract  The discovery of Hordeum
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Undervalued Yet Nutritious Traditional Foods Can Make the Difference

Undervalued Yet Nutritious Traditional Foods Can Make the Difference | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

“Diversity of diet, founded on diverse farming systems, delivers better nutrition and greater health, with additional benefits for human productivity and livelihoods,” said Emile Frison, Director General of Bioversity International at the launch of...

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