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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Agrobiodiversity Conservation book



Based on the 2010 conference 'Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe', this book is the cutting edge discussion of agrobiodiversity conservation.
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Who Farms, Who Processes? Men or Women?

Who Farms, Who Processes? Men or Women? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In my earlier post I suggested that traditionally farming was men’s work and post-harvest processing women’s work.
That may be the general pattern.  There are lots of exceptions though.
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Showcasing local food: the Mei Ramew (Terra Madre) in Meghalaya ...

Showcasing local food: the Mei Ramew (Terra Madre) in Meghalaya ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
On the 10th of December 2011 The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty promoted the second edition of the 'Mei Ramew' (Terra Madre) Food Festival at Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly's ...
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International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad (Cocoa Research Unit, The University of the West Indies)

International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad (Cocoa Research Unit, The University of the West Indies) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad (Cocoa Research Unit, The University of the West Indies) The International Cocoa Genebank contains over 11,000 trees of Theobroma cacao and is maintained by the...
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Breakfast clubs boost school attendance and agricultural understanding

To encourage higher school attendance and teach children how to grow healthy and nutritious food, NGO, Seeds for Africa, has been trialling breakfast clubs in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.
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Is Livestock Breed Database Hell beckoning?

I’ve said before that I thought the animal genetic resources community had got its act together a bit better than us plants people as far as information and communications are concerned. But now I’m having second thoughts.
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The mother-in-law and the Useful Tree Species for Africa

The mother-in-law and the Useful Tree Species for Africa | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ICRAF have a nifty new tool out called “Useful Tree Species for Africa.” I’ve been playing around with it and I have to say it’s impressive. Not altogether easy to use, but impressive.
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Risk management in genebanks

Risk management (Love this page on Risk Management at the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base | http://t.co/by23Z0Lf @CGIARConsortium...)...
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Illustrating genebanks

Illustrating genebanks | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A few days ago Daniel Mietchen over at Wikimedian in Residence asked the question How would you illustrate the concept of a seedbank? Well, how would you?
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Grass Mattress Was A Stone Age Bed And Breakfast

Scientists have found what they say is the world's oldest bed: a 77,000-year-old grass and leaf mattress in a cave in South Africa.
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Innovative smallholder farming in Rwanda – in pictures

Innovative smallholder farming in Rwanda – in pictures | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
By investing in smallholder agriculture, the Rwandan government has helped farmers improve productivity, increasing food availability at a time when other east African countries are facing shortages (Innovative smallholder farming in Rwanda –...
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Agrobiodiversity Conservation book



Based on the 2010 conference 'Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe', this book is the cutting edge discussion of agrobiodiversity conservation.
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Agrobiodiversity and the law

Agrobiodiversity and the law | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine is very happy to introduce our guest blogger, Dr. Juliana Santilli who will be discussing her recently published book “Ag...
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The value of conserving coffee diversity

The value of conserving coffee diversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Coffee is not only one of the most popular drinks in the world, but also the world's most valuable agricultural export commodity and the source of income for many smallholder farmers in the developing world.
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How Long did Traditional Mexican Grinding Take?

How Long did Traditional Mexican Grinding Take? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Heike Vibrans asks a number of good questions about my earlier post on the human energy required to grind maize the traditional Mexican way before the appearance of mills beginning in the 1920s  but still not in remote villages in the 1990s.
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Urban Harvest: Research on Foraging Practices in Seattle

I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/jgZgqnxw Urban Harvest: Research on Foraging Practices in Seattle...
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A bright future for agricultural extension?

Specialists from around the world offer their views on the ways forward for agricultural extension, including new models of funding, the importance of public-private partnerships, use of ICT and new visions for what extension should entail.
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New book: Agrobiodiversity and the law

New book: Agrobiodiversity and the law | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine is very happy to introduce our guest blogger, Dr. Juliana Santilli who will be discussing her recently published book “Agrobiodiversity and the Law: regulating genetic resources, food security ...
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Work sheds new light on medicinal benefits of plants

Work sheds new light on medicinal benefits of plants | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Scientists from institutions around the nation and the world have collaborated to develop new resources poised to unlock yet another door in the hidden garden of medicinally important compounds found in plants.
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Ox-cart racing in the Punjab

Ox-cart racing in the Punjab | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
This wonderfully evocative piece on ox-cart racing in Pakistan was originally posted to DAD-Net by Dr M. Sajjad Khan, professor in the Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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Climate-smart agriculture in Durban and around the world

CCAFS says agriculture got a foot in the door at Durban. Will it be enough for Kenya? Or Rwanda? Or Mexico?
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Cultivation of water lily and lotus on a large scale

Commercial cultivation of aquatic plants like water lily and lotus on a large scale (I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/iuA827KA Cultivation of water lily and lotus on a large scale...)...
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Climate change blamed for dead trees in Africa

Climate change blamed for dead trees in Africa | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Trees are dying in Africa's Sahel, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at UC Berkeley.
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