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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Seed vouchers - not handouts - could boost drought resilience

Seed vouchers - not handouts - could boost drought resilience | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Ensuring seed aid to drought-hit farmers passes through local dealers can head off the need for future handouts...
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Does rice stand a chance against climate change?

Does rice stand a chance against climate change? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The International Rice Research Institute's page on climate change and how it impacts rice production and vice-versa.
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Alaska enters into budding world market

Alaska enters into budding world market | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

"Illingsworth said there had been plans for the USDA center to become a peony gene bank, which would have been an important advantage for Alaskan growers."

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People and trees

People and trees | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
As populations increase and food demands grow, people will need more trees for the multitude of services they provide.
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Gravenstein Apples Struggle to Survive in Sonoma County

Gravenstein Apples Struggle to Survive in Sonoma County | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Gravenstein, the jewel of a once-thriving apple industry, is in danger largely because of another Sonoma product: wine.
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Sparing or sharing?

In parts of the world still rich in biodiversity, separating natural habitats from high-yielding farmland could be a more effective way to conserve wild species than trying to grow crops and conserve nature on the same land, according to a new...
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Four ways to prevent famine in the Horn of Africa

Four ways to prevent famine in the Horn of Africa | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Sounds pretty easy, doesn't it.

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10 Questions for Charles C. Mann

10 Questions for Charles C. Mann | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Anthroplogy | | Charles C.Mann is the author of several books, including 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus and 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Cr...
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2010 IRRI update: Convenient convergences & an inconvenient divergence

See IRRI's complete 2010 Annual Report online at: http://irri.org/about-irri/annual-reports/annual-report-2010 While touring the greenhouse facility of the C...
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Agricultural research for the Horn of Africa

The CGIAR Consortium is holding a briefing on “Famine in the Horn of Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Mitigating Drought-Induced Food Crises.” There’s a live video link. And a Twitter feed.
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Is it a trend yet?

May 23, 2011: “Each kit provides enough seed for one household to grow vegetables on 100 m2 of land to provide a balanced supply of protein and micronutrients during the initial months after a disaster.” June 19, 2011: “…offers farmers the...
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UK genebank on BBC Radio 4

Mike Ambrose manages the UK’s largest seed collection based at the John Innes Centre in Norwich.
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Yoghurt seeds and other unlikely alliances

Yoghurt seeds and other unlikely alliances | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
We’re very happy to welcome back to the fray our occasional contributor Jacob van Etten. Don’t be such a stranger in the future, Jacob.
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Humans bringing earthworms to forests

Humans bringing earthworms to forests | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Humans are the principle cause of the introduction of non-native earthworm species that may threaten North American forests, a study says.
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Special feature on biodiversity

Special feature on biodiversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine. Providing readers with information resources about PGR, agrobiodiversity, conservation and livelihoods. About. Posted by: Bioversity Library | August 31, 2011 ...
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New lease of life for 'tree of life'

New lease of life for 'tree of life' | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Deriving multiple products through 'whole nut' processing of coconuts has successfully raised the incomes of coconut growers in several Asian countries.
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 20, 2013 1:19 PM

We've switched too to coconut oil in a good number of recipes, for its health benefits. 

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Chile Pepper Fiesta 2011

Chile Pepper Fiesta 2011 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Chile Pepper Fiesta 2011, a set by Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Flickr.
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Coconut Freaks! rarest double coconut

This double fruit (fruit with two coconut inside) was found at the Marc Delorme research station in Ivory Coast during the year 1999. Its variety is unknown;...
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KENYA: Coping with drought, high food prices

KENYA: Coping with drought, high food prices | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Drought conditions in parts of Kenya have worsened an already poor food security situation, which has been exacerbated by high food and fuel prices.
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Ancient trees pix

Ancient trees pix | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
From a much-loved oak that has lived for 1,000 years, to a 300-year-old majestic beech, we asked you to capture images of Britain's ancient trees...
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UK genebank on BBC Radio 4 - FarmIQ

#agchat UK genebank on BBC Radio 4 http://t.co/Zanepif /by @FarmIQ...
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Knowing your onions

Knowing your onions | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Occasionally — just occasionally — Genebank Database Hell doesn’t live up to its fearsome reputation. Or maybe it’s just diminished expectations on my part, I’m not sure.
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Seeds page updated

Not much change to our list of seed savers and suppliers lately, but today I spotted that Rhizowen had liked a Facebook page for New World Seeds and Tubers. So I did too, and they’re now in the list.
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The Business of Food: Kenya - Organic Supermarket

On television screens and newspaper front pages around the world, the stories out of Africa are often filled with doom and gloom. And while the reality of li...
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Barbed Wire, From Cowboy Scourge to Prized Relic of the Old West

Barbed Wire, From Cowboy Scourge to Prized Relic of the Old West | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Why would anyone pay $500 for a rusty piece of barbed wire? Well, if the 18-inch long specimen, or cut, is the only known example of the Tho...
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