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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Analyzing complex plant genomes with the newest next-generation DNA sequencing ... - Science Codex

Analyzing complex plant genomes with the newest next-generation DNA sequencing ... - Science Codex | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Science CodexAnalyzing complex plant genomes with the newest next-generation DNA sequencing ...Science CodexImage credits: Glycine gene expression (courtesy of Daniel Ilut); Root tip metaphase chromosomes of Tragopogon miscellus (courtesy of...
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The Enigma of Solanum maglia in the Origin of the Chilean Cultivated Potato, Solanum tuberosum Chilotanum Group1

The Enigma of Solanum maglia in the Origin of the Chilean Cultivated Potato, Solanum tuberosum Chilotanum Group1 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  
The Enigma of
Solanum maglia
in the Origin of the Chilean Cultivated Potato,
Solanum tuberosum
Chilotanum Group.
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Five peas in a pod

Five peas in a pod | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
So, just to recap, that Afghan pea accession with resistance to a couple of different strains of Peronospora viciae (which causes downy mildew): PS 998 = WBH 2126 (Plant Breeding Institution, Weibullsholm, Landskrona) = NGB 102126 = ATC 2432...
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What makes a good country?

Is it not ironic that on the same day that Bill Gates suggests national targets and reports cards for agricultural productivity, boffins are decrying the use of unidimensional indicators of country-level success in another sphere?
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Bill Gates Calls International Response to Helping Poor Farmers Outdated and Inefficient

Bill Gates Calls International Response to Helping Poor Farmers Outdated and Inefficient | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told the international agricultural community it had fallen short of delivering the help small farmers in developing countries need, when they need it.
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Helping India lead the way in adapting smallholder farming to climate change

Helping India lead the way in adapting smallholder farming to climate change | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
This conference on climate change and agriculture resulted in the international New Delhi Charter...

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EU to Spend 11.1 Million Euros to Support Conservation Agriculture in

EU to Spend 11.1 Million Euros to Support Conservation Agriculture in | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
EU to Spend 11.1 Million Euros to Support Conservation Agriculture in Zambia: EU Head of Delegation in Zambia, Kirsi Pekuri said the support was necessitated by the potential conservation agriculture holds in reducing ...

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Fred & Kathryne Meyer and Skip Tenpas enter WPVGA Hall of Fame

Fred & Kathryne Meyer and Skip Tenpas enter WPVGA Hall of Fame | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Fred & Kathryne Meyer and Skip Tenpas enter WPVGA Hall of FameAgri-ViewHe was always very interested in the foreign potato introductions that are maintained at the US Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
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Diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivars and its management in the department of Bouenza in the Republic of Congo

Diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivars and its management in the department of Bouenza in the Republic of Congo | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is one of the most produced and consumed food crops in the Republic of Congo.
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Linking Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition: What’s your perspective?

Linking Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition: What’s your perspective? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
"Productivity is increasingly based on yield per acre, with little consideration to the nutritional value of what is produced." Kwesi Attah-Krah, Bioversity Deputy Director General, joins the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition debate.
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Climate change models may help spur lawmakers to implement seed treaty

Climate change models may help spur lawmakers to implement seed treaty | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new climate change tool will not only help farmers to prepare for the future, it may also spur implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
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The orphan crop . . .

The orphan crop  .  .  . | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ericrstoner has added a photo to the pool: Cassava or manioc (Manihot esculenta) manioc, family Euphorbiaceae, mandioca...
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Free Technology for Teachers: iNaturalist - Record and Share Observations of Nature @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: iNaturalist - Record and Share Observations of Nature @rmbyrne | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

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Detection of duplicates among repatriated Nordic spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L. s.l.) accessions using agronomic and morphological descriptors and microsatellite markers

Detection of duplicates among repatriated Nordic spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L. s.l.) accessions using agronomic and morphological descriptors and microsatellite markers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  Duplicate accessions in gene banks may be increasing while funding resources to maintain them are not always available.
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Crowdsourcing land cover data

You know how we’ve occasionally wondered out loud here whether it might be possible to crowdsource information on the geographic distribution of a crop (or indeed crop wild relatives), or even of threats to crop diversity.
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Pre-Columbian cherry picking by the New York Times

Pre-Columbian cherry picking by the New York Times | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

"But, how can we draw conclusions about how pre-Columbian Amazonia looked like on the basis of something that we don't even know what it is?"

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Does planting trees compete with planting food?

Does planting trees compete with planting food? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Behind his house, past a field of coffee, Theo Mugisha is growing an unusual crop. Five years ago, he chose to forgo planting green banana or maize, staple foods in this part of Uganda, and instead...
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NERICA seed versus local landraces: Another battle of the paradigms?

Research for Development Discussion Paper 21. NERICA seed versus local landraces: Another battle of the paradigms? (RT @DFID_Research: NERICA seed versus local landraces: Another battle of the paradigms?
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Frozen plants spring back to life

Frozen plants spring back to life | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Scientists in Russia have grown plants from fruit stored away in permafrost by squirrels over 30,000 years ago. The fruit was found in the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia, a top site for people looking for mammoth bones. The Institute of Cell Biophysics team raised plants of Silene stenophylla - of the campion family - from the fruit.


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Can we feed seven billion?

Can we feed seven billion? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
With seven billion people on the planet, traditional farming struggles to put enough food on everyone’s table. But a host of hi-tech tools aim to save the day.

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'Tech can help cashew growers boost - Times of India

'Tech can help cashew growers boost yield'Times of IndiaThe centre will serve as a gene bank for cashew crops by protecting common and rare varieties." Cashew farmers in the state need to adopt modern technology and should follow scientific methods...
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Du cacao à la vanille - Une histoire des plantes coloniales

Cacao, café, coton, palmier à huile, caoutchouc, banane, arachide, vanille et épices font partie de ces migrants botaniques, ces plantes tropicales découvertes en Asie, en Afrique ou aux Amériques, emportées pour être étudiées dans les jardins...
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Hawaiian bananas then and now

Hawaiian bananas then and now | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bananas that have all but disappeared from farmers' fields live on in a meticulously documented and beautifully illustrated book by Angela Kepler and Frank Rust.
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Amaranthus lividus

Amaranthus lividus | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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A common weed and a much used wild leaf vegetable in the tropics. Very nutritious, rich in Vitamin C, folate, carotene, iron and calcium.
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