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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Kew Gardens, back in the day

Shot in glorious technicolour, perfect for capturing the vibrancy of hues on display, World Garden explores the diverse flora and fauna of Kew Gardens.
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The Last Mile: Reaching Women Farmers

The Last Mile: Reaching Women Farmers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
By Roger Thurow Roger Thurow, author of the new book, The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, is senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
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Next-generation disease resistance breeding

Next-generation disease resistance breeding | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @KamounLab: This just out: Crop plants with DNA deletions are not #GMO.
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Kew doesn’t store seed only at the Millennium Seed Bank

The Livingstone Online website coming up pretty much out of the blue on my Facebook timeline a couple of days back reminded me that I had wanted to point to the online database of the Kew Economic Botany Collection, if (Kew doesn’t store seed...
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Poppy Fields in Afghanistan

Poppy Fields in Afghanistan | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
United Nations Photo has added a photo to the pool:
A close-up of an opium poppy in Afghanistan.
Photo ID 507016. 01/07/2005. Afghanistan. UN Photo/UNODC/Zalmai.
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Bioversity International: Publication

Bioversity International: Publication | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Online availability of collecting mission data to enhance conservation and use of plant genetic resources http://t.co/dp5ffATb...
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Festival delle Terre - International Film Festival 25-27 May, Rome, Italy

If you are in Rome next weekend, why not visit the 9th 'Festival delle Terre'.
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Secure Nutrition

RT @jessfanzo: World Bank Secure Nutrition website launched: I don't understand how it is a "platform", but maybe more is to come...
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Comeback of the American Chestnut Needs Our Help

Southern Maryland Headline News: Comeback of the American Chestnut Needs Our Help (RT @InvasiveNotes: RT @TreeStrategist: Comeback of the American Chestnut Needs Our Help | #ACF | http://t.co/YEmalVUb...)...
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Study Points to Roles for Industry and Organics in Agriculture

Study Points to Roles for Industry and Organics in Agriculture | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new analysis finds higher yields from industrial-style agriculture, but a role for organic farming in certain circumstances.
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Looking into the past to learn how farmers can adapt today

Looking into the past to learn how farmers can adapt today | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Putting agriculture on the climate change agenda is crucial for the future of food security. At the moment, agriculture is being discussed at the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) in Bonn, Germany.
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Achieving Global Food Security

Achieving Global Food Security | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @PurdueAg: Gebisa #Ejeta on global food security: http://t.co/12ZotZie #GlobalAg...
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Nobel Laureate Panel Findings

Nobel Laureate Panel Findings | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Copenhagen Consensus 2012 (RT @HungerProject: #Nutrition: the best investment!
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International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2012

International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2012 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @eol: Tuesday May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity. http://t.co/jkH7wP5C What will you do to celebrate?
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A worthy G-8 proposal aims to lift millions out of poverty

A worthy G-8 proposal aims to lift millions out of poverty | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An initiative to end extreme poverty.(RT @rajshah: Outstanding, must-read editorial from the @washingtonpost re our #G8 announcement tomorrow: http://t.co/t7CPjQPd...)...
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Did domesticated dogs give humans an advantage over Neanderthals?

Did domesticated dogs give humans an advantage over Neanderthals? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

No, it was cats.

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Coffee-powered cannabis cars and bambara breakfasts on Plants Day

Coffee-powered cannabis cars and bambara breakfasts on Plants Day | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Fascination of Plants Day is a chance to celebrate plant scientists working to feed the world, improve health and develop sustainable energy supplies (RT @JohnInnesCentre: from @guardiansciblog - Coffee-powered cannabis cars and bambara breakfasts...
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Participatory Approaches to the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources

Participatory Approaches to the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Crosscutting issues; Enhancing farmers' access to plant genetic resources maintained ex situ; Local plant genetic resources management and participatory crop improvement: Participatory approaches for establishing community seed banks and improving...
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2012-05 Darwin Core extension for genebanks (germplasm)

The Darwin Core terms can be seen as an extension to the standard Dublin Core metadata terms.
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Adaptive Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis through Recurrent Lateral Gene Transfer

RT @StrigaGenome: horizontal gene transfer of C4 genes to C3 plants. How? Common parasites mediate?
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D Landreth not so important to seed diversity

D Landreth not so important to seed diversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Thanks to the very good offices of our friends at Seed Savers Exchange, I now have a copy of the most recent (6th) edition of the Garden Seed Inventory. I wanted this in order to see whether the loss of (Got #SSE's #Garden #Seed Inventory?
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Growing a Better Future with Pigeonpea 's Fundraiser on Crowdrise

Growing a Better Future with Pigeonpea                                                  's Fundraiser on Crowdrise | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Semilla Nueva has dedicated over three years to addressing the root causes of poverty in rural Guatemala.
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Plant Genome Diversity Volume 1

Plant Genome Diversity Volume 1 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In this timely new 2-volume treatise, experts from around the world have banded together to produce a first-of-its-kind synopsis of the exciting and fast moving field of plant evolutionary genomics. In Volume I of Plant Genome ...
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Economic Botany, Online First™ - SpringerLink

Economic Botany, Online First™ - SpringerLink | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @ethnobotanista: A New Monstera Species (Araceae) of Economic Importance from Honduras ~ Economic Botany http://t.co/cJ3mOr4K...
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