Agricultural Biodiversity
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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Indonesia city to require tree planting before marriage - BBC News

Indonesia city to require tree planting before marriage - BBC News | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

BBC NewsIndonesia city to require tree planting before marriage. Couples in the western Indonesian city of Medan will have to plant two trees before they are granted a marriage permit, officials say.


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A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling child malnutrition

A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling child malnutrition | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
What are the causes of malnutrition, the solutions, and the politics? This report sets out six steps to tackle the crisis.
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Collecting Missions Repository gets an upgrade

I don’t want to get a reputation as a curmudgeonly old coot1, so let me grasp an opportunity that has fallen into my lap to trumpet a small but significant improvement in conditions down in Genebank Database Hell.
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The crystal ball of conservation

The crystal ball of conservation | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Cambridge boffins look into crystal ball and see fully sequenced, N-fixing perennial cereals growing under sterile conditions. In deep ocean vents.

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The Origins of some basic mistakes about genebanks

I’m not sure how we missed it, but Origins, “a project of the Public History Initiative and eHistory in the History Department at The Ohio State University,” had a longish piece called “Conserving Diversity at the Dinner Table: Plants, Food...
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Jambo Fish: Rearing fish in a greenhouse

Pan African Agribusiness and Agro Industry Consortium PanAAC: PanAAC is a private sector driven platform bringing together agribusiness and agro industry Value chains and support services to enable them access information, knowledge, strategic...
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Rising Temperatures Push Andean Species Skyward

Rising Temperatures Push Andean Species Skyward | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Climate change may ultimately push some species off mountainous islands in the sky (RT @lisduarte: Rising Temperatures Push Andean Species Skyward: http://t.co/D4lYZyRS RT @BoraZ...)...
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Forklore: Loose genes

Forklore: Loose genes | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Vavilov's Principle (named for botanist Nikolai Vavilov, who died in a Soviet prison camp in 1943 after Stalin declared his scientific views politically incorrect) goes like this: The area where a plant was first domesticated is where the greatest...
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Conserving Diversity at the Dinner Table: Plants, Food Security and Gene Banks

Conserving Diversity at the Dinner Table: Plants, Food Security and Gene Banks | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Issue 4: With the ongoing East African drought crisis, the persisting threat of global climate change, and the world population now estimated at 7 billion, global concerns about food insecurity are again in the news.
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Report from ICTSD offers ideas on genetic resources & traditional knowledge at the WIPO

Well this looks like a real page-turner.


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Brainfood Agrobiodiversity

A list of Group papers for Brainfood Agrobiodiversity. Articles include: 'Genome-Wide Analysis of the World's Sheep Breeds Reveals High Levels of Historic Mixture and Strong Recent Selection' by James W.
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Japanese Food Culture and Cuisine: Mindful Eating

Japanese Food Culture and Cuisine: Mindful Eating | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Japanese Food throughout the Seasons - Regional Japanese Food Culture ! and. HAIKU to go with it ! Anthropology Notes about Traditional Japanese Food Japanisches Essen, Japanische Küche . . . . . Washoku Saijiki ...

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Mindful Eating.....WoW ;)
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Global Table Adventure

Global Table Adventure | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Let's see...a blog devoted to world cuisine, studying a country a week, for 192 weeks. SIGN.ME.ERUP.

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Jeremy Cherfas's comment, February 18, 2012 7:21 AM
A whole week per cuisine? Isn't that a bit excessive?
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Making, Maintaining, and Using Serious Field Notes

Making, Maintaining, and Using Serious Field Notes | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Citizen Scientists League - Scientific observation, experimentation, discovery and invention.

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Double grained rice finally out in the open

Double grained rice finally out in the open | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A small group of farmers in Bangladesh were secretly and sacredly nurturing in field the unique rice variety (or species!) that has two (sometime three) grains in a rice seed.
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NGS and genebanks free for a limited time only

Quick, the AmJBot Special Issue on the applications of next-generation sequencing in botany is officially out, and some of the papers are actually free! Including the one on genebanks. And yes, I haven’t forgotten I promised to blog about it.
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Growing out of poverty

Focusing on smallholder agriculture in developing countries is the most productive way to improve rural economies, provide long-term stable nutrition, help women in society and provide the means to educate the next generation.
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One million more out of poverty in Rwanda

One million more out of poverty in Rwanda | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @Agriterra: Key reasons for the poverty reduction in Rwanda? Improved agriculture production & increased agro business activity!
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Rejuvenating the Cacao Industry in Trinidad & Tobago

Rejuvenating the Cacao Industry in Trinidad & Tobago | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @WorldBankDM: Rejuvenating the Cacao Industry in Trinidad & Tobago http://t.co/z58mEMs8 #devmarket...
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Diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivars and its management in the department of Bouenza in the Republic of Congo

Diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivars and its management in the department of Bouenza in the Republic of Congo | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is one of the most produced and consumed food crops in the Republic of Congo.
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Agrobiodiversity at Huaca Pucllana

Agrobiodiversity at Huaca Pucllana | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Huaca Pucllana is a huge brick mound in the Lima neighbourhood of Miraflores, dating back 1500 years. A very impressive site, still being excavated and restored.
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Lima from the ground and the Huaca Pucllana

Lima from the ground and the Huaca Pucllana | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Compare and contrast: http://agro.biodiver.se/2008/05/agrobiodiversity-at-huaca-pucllana/

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Measuring fitness benefits to rhizobia from symbiosis with legumes

Measuring fitness benefits to rhizobia from symbiosis with legumes | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Masterly discussion by Denison.

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Teaching agrobiodiversity

flexible framework: what we believe are essential elements of agrobiodiversity. education, which a university or technical college might want to consider teaching. in its own unique setting. This Guide would be one of several ...
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Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation: What Organizations in Kenya Are Doing

Good to see the genebank kinda sorta making it in, albeit it not by name or anything, under KARI.


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