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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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ILRI Genebank preserves forages to help farmers produce more food

ILRI Genebank preserves forages to help farmers produce more food | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Alexandra Jorge, who has taken over ...
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Nutrition boosts productivity boosts nutrition

A new study from IFPRI looks at the link between agricultural productivity and nutrient consumption in Uganda. How does nutrient intake affect productivity? And how does productivity affect nutrient intake?
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Ancient Peru: The Origins of Culture

Ancient Peru: The Origins of Culture | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Popular Archaeology Online archaeology magazine.
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Climate smart agriculture

Is Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) a useful term to stimulate and guide a transformation in global farming, or another fashionable phrase with a short shelf-life?
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Jeremy Cherfas's comment, November 5, 2011 11:48 AM
Neither?
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Bedouin's plight: 'We want to maintain our traditions. But it's a dream here'

Bedouin's plight: 'We want to maintain our traditions. But it's a dream here' | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Way of life under threat as bill proposing resettlement of villagers to designated townships goes before Israeli parliament...

Via sabine w, Seth Dixon
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Cinnamon Stimulus Plan

Cinnamon Stimulus Plan | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Eat to Heal: Cinnamon can perk up your appetite, and new organic methods protect those who cultivate it in Sri Lanka.
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From the Victory Garden: American history told through squash - O Say Can You See?

From the Victory Garden: American history told through squash - O Say Can You See? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
As a natively grown vegetable cultivated by the Wampanoag Indians, squash holds a special place in American history.
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Program Associate – Agrobiodiversity and Biocultural Landscapes ...

Program Associate – Agrobiodiversity and Biocultural Landscapes ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Global Program is currently focused along three thematic tracks: Indigenous People & Climate Change, Resilient Biocultural Landscapes, and Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty. The successful candidate will be joining ...
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Photos of silk culture in Kenya

Sericulture Slideshow: Wereh’s trip to Nairobi, Kenya was created by TripAdvisor.

Wereh promoted his interesting blog The Youths and Agriculture on a network I joined, and I’m happy to point to it here.
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Traditional farm methods help climate adaptation

Traditional farm methods help climate adaptation | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
* Old, not modern, methods help farmers cope with climate change * Policy has largely overlooked traditional practices LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Traditional agriculture methods could help protect food (IIED comes out for traditional methods to...
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Not Just Any Seed

Not Just Any Seed | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Hawaii: Lost seed refound...http://t.co/cpOFjrmT via @AddToAny...
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Mea culpa

The best thing about blogs is that they allow an immediate reaction. The worst thing about blogs is that, well, they allow an immediate reaction. So it kind of behooves the blogger to highlight the times when more considered reflection (Mea culpa.
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A personal view of the international rice collection at IRRI

Written, directed and produced by a former curator, Mike Jackson. Genebank videos could be a whole sub-category at the Oscars.
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Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops (Ins Field & Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia: Interesting visit.
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Livestock and climate change

Livestock and climate change | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
For the November 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at ILRI, Philip Thornton, Mario Herrero and Polly Ericksen prepared an issue brief on the relations between climate change and livestock systems in ...
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Banana scientists gather in Brazil

Banana scientists gather in Brazil | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
I. Van den Bergh, Bioversity


The beautiful town of Salvador, also known as Brazil’s capital of happiness, was a fitting backdrop to the third ISHS-ProMusa symposium.
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Salt rising bread: Two women are bringing back the regional specialty

Salt rising bread: Two women are bringing back the regional specialty | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

As ever, if you want to preserve it, make it and eat it.


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Darwin’s Tongues

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Languages, like genes, can tell evolutionary tales...
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Seed Bank on the West Bank

Seed Bank on the West Bank | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The best way for Palestinians to avoid expulsion from their lands and retain their homes is to intensively work the land.
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Czechs to fly more rare wild horses to Mongolia to reintroduce them to native habitat

Czechs to fly more rare wild horses to Mongolia to reintroduce them to native habitat | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
PRAGUE — The Prague Zoo says it will transport more rare wild horses to Mongolia next year as part of its efforts to reintroduce the endangered species to its native habitat.
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The truth about breadfruit

The truth about breadfruit | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Rachel Laudan does a nice job in her latest post of balancing the rather silly Wall Street Journal article of a couple of days ago which suggested that breadfruit, an important staple in the Pacific for hundreds of years, is “inedible.” Read the...
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Investment in girls a must to feed the world

Adolescent girls and women are the key to unlocking the full potential of agricultural development in poor countries and ensuring food security, a new report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs says.
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Questions, questions, questions!

Questions, questions, questions! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Weblog of the Annals of Botany (Questions, questions, questions! Too much of a good thing?
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Manual Pearl Millet Thresher & Winnower Improves Food Security in Africa

Nonprofit organization Compatible Technology International (CTI) has developed a set of hand-operated devices that can double the amount of pearl millet grai...
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1991 Irish sheep postage stamp pin

1991 Irish sheep postage stamp pin | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
kathi k2011 has added a photo to the pool:


1991 Ireland postage stamp pin showing sheep of Ireland - this being the Wicklow Cheviot.
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