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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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HIV and Aids in Ethiopia: urban gardening project turning lives around

HIV and Aids in Ethiopia: urban gardening project turning lives around | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
More than 1 million people are living with HIV and Aids in Ethiopia.
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Obsession with a bull, and related matters

Obsession with a bull, and related matters | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A Dinka cattle camp at sunset in Abyei, Sudan (photo credit: UN photo/Tim McKulka).

Here's an interesting essay on the nature of human-livestock relations. It starts with a story of Emong, a Tu...
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Inquire Botany - Home

Inquire Botany - Home | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
INQUIRE is reinvigorating inquiry-based science education throughout Europe.  Run by botanic gardens in 11 countries,...
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Pathway for achieving sustainable global food system outlined

A set of recommendations on how to achieve food security in the face of climate change has been released ahead of the UN global climate talks in Durban, South Africa.
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Nobody cares where your bananas come from

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post on the business of bananas, a depressing story of how to sell sustainable bananas. With difficulty.
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FAO moves to halt plant genetic erosion

RT @FAOnews: New #UNFAO plan of action to safeguard genetic diversity of agricultural plants & crops: http://t.co/s762pdaU...
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Should we use “indigenous knowledge”… even if it’s wrong?

Should we use “indigenous knowledge”… even if it’s wrong? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in international development circles in protecting and using indigenous knowledge.
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Book on agrobiodiversity and the law

Using an interdisciplinary approach, it takes up the emerging concept of agrobiodiversity and its relationship with food security, nutrition, health, environmental sustainability and climate change. It assesses the impacts on ...
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Evaluating nutrition interventions

The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre has a review out of “agricultural interventions that aim to improve nutritional status of children.” There is both good and bad news.
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The business of bananas and apples

The business of bananas and apples | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Quite by chance, two items that give insights into the backstory behind the No. 1 and No. 2 fruits in the world.
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Farmers can benefit from traditional vegetables

Farmers can benefit from traditional vegetablesCoastweekThe study termed the communities a natural gene bank because traditional varieties or landraces are more genetically diverse than modern varieties that they can better withstand environmental...
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Walnut trees may not be able to withstand climate change

Walnut trees may not be able to withstand climate change | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Warmer, drier summers and extreme weather events considered possible as the climate changes would be especially troublesome -- possibly fatal -- for walnut trees, according to research at Purdue University.
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Porto Wine Growing Costs Diversity

Large scale foreign own Wineyards produce global Port wine for export since 1800. Only small scale peasant own farms and Wineyard conserves diversity of grap...
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Plant seeds protect their genetic material against dehydration

Plant seeds protect their genetic material against dehydration | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @howplantswork: Plant seeds protect their genetic material against dehydration.
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IUCN - Strengthening the defences

IUCN - Strengthening the defences | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt more than the Pacific Islands where governments are starting to realise the importance of managing ecosystems in a sustainable way to help their countries adapt to this growing challenge.
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Genetic diversity of carrot (Daucus carota L.) cultivars revealed by analysis of SSR loci

Genetic diversity of carrot (Daucus carota L.) cultivars revealed by analysis of SSR loci | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  Polymorphism of simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci was assessed in a collection of 88 carrot (Daucus carota L. subsp. sativus Hoffm.) accessions. The collection comprised cultivars and landraces mainly from Asia, Europe, and North America.
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Extension plays vital role in transforming agriculture

Decades of decline in farmer extension services, coupled with a rising population and environmental challenges, have hampered the efforts of smallscale farmers to produce more food, experts at a recent extension conference have said.
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BGCI publishes a 'Guide to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation'

BGCI publishes a 'Guide to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation' | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Getting to grips with hairy vetch

Getting to grips with hairy vetch | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A post over at Biofortified entitled “Will cover crops feed the world?
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Frank Bisby

Frank Bisby | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
I was very sorry to hear of the death of Frank Bisby of the University of Reading on 25 October. Prof.
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Searching British newspapers for agrobiodiversity now virtually possible

Searching British newspapers for agrobiodiversity now virtually possible | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The British Newspaper Archive is potentially a great resource for research into agricultural biodiversity in the past. We have scanned millions of pages of historical newspapers and made them available online for the first time ever.
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Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National and Local Food Systems | Cornell University

RT @jessfanzo: Cornell's food policy for developing countries. Great, downloadable case studies.
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Brussels Development Briefing: Food price volatility

Brussels Development Briefing: Food price volatility | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The next Brussels Development Briefing will take place on 30 November 2011 in the European Economic and Social Committee, 2, Rue Van Maerlant in Brussels, and focuses on food price volatility. The ...
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Improving nutrition with agricultural biodiversity

Improving nutrition with agricultural biodiversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
While it is generally agreed that there is a positive relationship between biodiversity, dietary diversity and health, there is a pressing need for this relationship to be confirmed based on empirical evidence.
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Environmental changes and pre-Columbian human influence in the Amazon region

Environmental changes and pre-Columbian human influence in the Amazon region | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Special issue goodness!

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