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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.