Agricultural Biodiversity
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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
Curated by Luigi Guarino
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Guerrilla Grafters: Splicing Fruit-Bearing Branches Onto City Trees

Guerrilla Grafters: Splicing Fruit-Bearing Branches Onto City Trees | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
In San Francisco, a new form of covert agriculture is taking root: making fruit trees out of trees that normally don't bear fruit, and turning an entire city into an orchard.
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New wild rice reserve found in S China island province - China Daily

New wild rice reserve found in S China island province - China Daily | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
New wild rice reserve found in S China island provinceChina DailyDubbed the "Giant Panda of the botanical world," wild rice is under state protection in China, and the tropical island of Hainan is known as a "gene bank" for wild rice.
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Genetic diversity analysis of hulless barley from Shangri-la region revealed by SSR and AFLP markers

Genetic diversity analysis of hulless barley from Shangri-la region revealed by SSR and AFLP markers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  For adding the hulless barley resources of Shangri-la region to the global barley resource library, a basic work was done
by us to assess their genetic diversity of this region.
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Can Traditional Cuisines Survive Without Servants?

Can Traditional Cuisines Survive Without Servants? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
No, says the Economist, talking about Brazilian (and by extension) many other traditional cuisines.
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Provocative.  Don't know if I agree.

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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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And this is surprising because ... ?
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Boys in Albanian Countryside

Boys in Albanian Countryside | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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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


Via Nicholas Goubert
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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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Predictions for 2012: maize will be affected by climate

I predict that we (using the term in its widest possible sense) will understand the links between growing conditions and yield much more deeply. In particular, how changes in a plant’s environment will affect its output.
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A new species of Solanum (Solanaceae) from South Africa related to the cultivated eggplant - Pensoft

A new species of Solanum (Solanaceae) from South Africa related to the cultivated eggplant - Pensoft | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new andromonoecious species related to the eggplant and belonging to Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum from southern Africa is described. Solanum umtuma Voronts.
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Kenya: Hope for avocado as country sets wasps on fruit flies » Africa Agriculture News

Kenya: Hope for avocado as country sets wasps on fruit flies » Africa Agriculture News | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Mike Jackson OBE

And we interrupt our holidays again for an important announcement. Dr Mike Jackson, who worked at IRRI for some two decades, much of that in the genebank, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List.
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Subsistence Farming in Altiplano, Bolivia

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Andean locals milk a cow in Baja, Altiplano, Bolivia.
Photo ID 385897. 1977. Altiplano, Bolivia. UN Photo/Jeffrey Foxx.
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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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