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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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THE USE OF AGROBIODIVERSITY BY INDIGENOUS AND ...

THE USE OF AGROBIODIVERSITY BY INDIGENOUS AND ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Agrobiodiversity, or agricultural biodiversity, includes all the components of biological diversity of relevance to food and agriculture, as well as the components of biological diversity that constitute the agro ecosystem: the ...

 

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Hot? Or not? The economics of red-hot chili peppers

Hot? Or not? The economics of red-hot chili peppers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Chilies that produce the hottest fruits grow best when they are given lots of water (Hot? Or not?
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Bananas on the cover of Annals of Botany

Bananas on the cover of the Annals of Botany: A video blog from www.AoBBlog.com . I am discussing the cover images in Annals of Botany in three video blogs. ...
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Major associations voice support for World Coffee Research

RT @txresearch: RT @borlaugtamu: GCQRI is now World #Coffee Research (@wcoffeeresearch) Read more: http://t.co/5wcJvAEN via @AgriLifeTODAY #TAMU #agresearch...
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DG, ICAR VISITS INTERNATIONAL COCONUT GENEBANK FOR SOUTH ASIA | Indian Council of Agricultural Research

DG, ICAR VISITS INTERNATIONAL COCONUT GENEBANK FOR SOUTH ASIA | Indian Council of Agricultural Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
DG, ICAR VISITS INTERNATIONAL COCONUT GENEBANK FOR SOUTH ASIA: read more http://t.co/5CYC6dEb...
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IRRI to sequence genome of 10000 rice varieties - Commodity Online

IRRI to sequence genome of 10000 rice varieties - Commodity Online | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Commodity OnlineIRRI to sequence genome of 10000 rice varietiesCommodity Online"The ultimate goal is to sequence 10000 rice strains selected from the rice gene bank collections at IRRI."Bicheng Yang, director of branding and communication, BGI.
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Bacalao for Mexican Christmas Dinner: A Fishy Tale

Bacalao for Mexican Christmas Dinner: A Fishy Tale | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Across Mexico, chunks of bacalao are sitting in water, being de-salted for dinner at midnight on the 24th.  The middle class Christmas dinner reflects the Spanish tradition.  A dish of bacalao a la vizcaína (salt cod Biscay-style) is an...
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neglected crops have the potential to ensure food security

neglected crops have the  potential to ensure food security | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Business Bhutan - Nations only Financial Newspaper...
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The future of frankincense

Produced from the gum of Boswellia trees, frankincense production is set to halve in the next 15 years due to fire, overgrazing, and attack by the long-horn beetle, a group of scientists has warned in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
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Nutrition not improved by agriculture alone

Agricultural projects that are nutrition-focused do not automatically improve nutrition, a new briefing has concluded.
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Climate change - for the better?

In Himachal Pradesh, northern India, rising temperatures have proved a blessing for farmers who are willing and able to change their production systems and take risks with new crops.
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Climate change in the Andes: Myths, doubts and certainties

Climate change in the Andes: Myths, doubts and certainties | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The International Forum on Water and Food is the premier gathering of water and food scientists working on improving agriculture production in developing countries.
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FAO's Animal Production and Health Division

FAO's Animal Production and Health Division | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
AGA, Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization,FAO (RT @FAOnews: #Animal health & production issues at #UNFAO http://t.co/zQWaIte4...)...
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Scientists reveal fundamental difference in East Asian and North American approach to flavour | Vancouver Sun

Scientists reveal fundamental difference in East Asian and North American approach to flavour | Vancouver Sun | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Chefs take note. New research published in the journal Nature reveals that East Asian cooks have a fundamentally different approach to combining flavours from their North American counterparts.
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Boys in Albanian Countryside

Boys in Albanian Countryside | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
United Nations Photo has added a photo to the pool:
Young boys and a flock of grazing sheep.
Photo ID 296621. 01/01/1991. Mamurras, Albania. UN Photo/G Accascina.
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A Truly 3-Dimensional Map of Australian wine region

A Truly 3-Dimensional Map of Australian wine region | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

vW Maps has produced an accurate, detailed three-dimensional model of the Beechworth wine region


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Kipepeo butterfly project - in pictures

Kipepeo butterfly project - in pictures | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Kipepeo butterfly farm in Kenya is a small community-based project that helps local farmers to earn a living from the forest by rearing butterfly pupae for export (Kipepeo butterfly project - in pictures
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Uganda: Aquaculture Solution to Fish Drop - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Aquaculture Solution to Fish Drop - AllAfrica.com | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Uganda: Aquaculture Solution to Fish DropAllAfrica.comASARECA Programme Manager Agro-Biodiversity and Biotechnology Programme Dr.
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Farming in Eastern Ethiopia

The Guardian has a slideshow on small-scale farming in Ethiopia, mostly showcasing the Wrold Food Programme’s Meret project.
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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The chile manzano vine in the garden. 23 December 2011.
And thank you to all of you who have read my posts, sent comments, and confirmed my instinct that blogging opens new doors to sharing ideas and information with others.
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Ecological and socio-cultural factors influencing in situ conservation ...

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Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research. Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research · Home · About us · History · Objectives · Approach and Guiding Principles · Activities & Projects · The Indigenous Partnership · Resources ...
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Keeping track of our changing environment

UNEP's timely new publication concisely and graphically presents the mega trends of the 20 years following the first Rio conference, contrasting the dramatic changes that have taken place during that time.
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Mexican dog brainfood

Mexican dog brainfood | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
What’s that they say about a little knowledge? I knew the Aztecs ate dogs. I knew they kept a hairless breed of dog. So I naturally assumed they bred the hairless breed for food.
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Medicinal Plant Genomics Resource

Medicinal Plants Genomics Resource (MPGR) is an NIH funded project that provides transcript assembly sequences and annotation for those sequences from fourteen plants that are known or believed to contain natural compounds that are of interest to...
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