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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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MFAH / Exhibitions / Oudry´s Painted Menagerie: Portraits of Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Europe

MFAH / Exhibitions / Oudry´s Painted Menagerie: Portraits of Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Europe | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

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Thailand flooding threatens Bangkok

Thailand flooding threatens Bangkok | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Including the national genebank...


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Another image gallery! This one showcases the Thailand flooding. I found the first picture immediately interesting in that the highway signs are identical to our ones over here, save the difference of language. There's also just as much play as their is damage here. Many pictures show children and even older people taking the time to play around in the sudden water that floods into their city. In countries where flooding is a matter of "when" rather than "if," the citizens are often more prepared and take a less frantic approach as they know what to do. That being said, it is more rare of flooding to hit Bangkok than many other places in Thailand, so this did cause some serious disaster.

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Afghanistan's silk industry revival - in pictures

Afghanistan's silk industry revival - in pictures | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Rehabilitation Association and Agricultural Development for Afghanistan (Raada), a partner organisation of Christian Aid, is helping women earn an income by cultivating silkworms (Afghanistan's silk industry revival - in pictures
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Prof. M. S. Swaminathan's statement at the opening session of U.N. Committee ... - The Hindu

Prof. M. S. Swaminathan's statement at the opening session of U.N. Committee ... - The Hindu | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Prof. M. S. Swaminathan's statement at the opening session of U.N. Committee ...The HinduAnemia in agrobiodiversity will also lead to anemia in human beings.
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The Smithsonian serves spuds

Charles Mann of 1491 and 1493 fame takes on the potato in the Smithsonian Magazine. So far as I can tell, all of the photographs are indeed of potatoes.
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Exploring the population genetics of genebank and historical landrace varieties

Exploring the population genetics of genebank and historical landrace varieties | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  Landrace accessions have long been recognized as an important source of genetic diversity for crop species, and landraces
are stored in genebanks across the world as genetic resources for future crop development.
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Urban Food Growing in Havana, Cuba

A clip from the BBC's "Around the World in 80 Gardens" (2008) showing some of the urban food gardening in Havana, Cuba. Presented by Monty Don.
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From little acorns (and other tree seeds) mighty oaks (and other trees) grow

Astute followers of the Commenters to our blog will know that James Nguma, an enterprising Kenyan, is looking for scientific names for some trees his group is interested in. James’ comment comes at an opportune moment.
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The potato plight

The potato plight | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The lowly potato transformed Europe, but its status in America has taken a beating. (When did potatoes become unpopular?
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New uses for meat and veg

Do play with your food. It could make you rich and famous, as it has English photographer Carl Warner.
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The cultural politics of food and eating

The cultural politics of food and eating | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating offers an ethnographically informed perspective on the ways in which people use food to make sense of life in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Nat'l Geographic: EarthPulse 2010 - Vital Statistics

Nat'l Geographic: EarthPulse 2010 - Vital Statistics | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Map and compare global trends. Explore related essays, photo galleries, and information graphics.

Simple way to have a map analysis exercise without any GIS software or skills needed on this interface.


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AFRICA: "The Man Who Stopped the Desert" - IPS ipsnews.net

AFRICA: "The Man Who Stopped the Desert" - IPS ipsnews.net | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from Burkina Faso, is known as the...
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Indigenous Peoples Have Celebrated the Pumpkin for Centuries

Indigenous Peoples Have Celebrated the Pumpkin for Centuries | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
caption idattachment_14624 alignalignleft width150 captionDale CarsoncaptionI always wanted a pumpkin patch so this year I planted one far out in the fields Weeds quickly engulfed the orange fruit and its vines Somehow six sw...

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Traditional Newfoundland Food

Traditional Newfoundland Food | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
There's no better way to experience Newfoundland than by sampling the island's traditional foods, and there are some delicious and interesting items on the menu.

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How the Potato Changed the World

How the Potato Changed the World | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Brought to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers, the lowly potato gave rise to modern industrial agriculture (How the Potato Changed the World http://t.co/CH7FwkYt via @SmithsonianMag...)...
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Promoting organic agro-tourism in Jamaica

A one-year programme in Jamaica has increased expertise in organic agriculture and certification, improved marketing, and enhanced agricultural and agro-processing infrastructure to address the problem of declining income from banana production in...
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Origin of waxy common millet, Panicum miliaceum L. in Japan

Origin of waxy common millet, Panicum miliaceum L. in Japan | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Abstract  We developed PCR-based markers for genotyping Waxy genes in common millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) and proposed a new hypothesis on the origin and dispersal of waxy type of Japanese landraces.
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Comparison of the Homegardens of Eight Cultural Groups in Jinping County, Southwest China

Comparison of the Homegardens of Eight Cultural Groups in Jinping County, Southwest China | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Comparison of the Homegardens of Eight Cultural Groups in Jinping County, Southwest China.
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What the Heck Do I Do with Star Anise? | Food & Think

What the Heck Do I Do with Star Anise? | Food & Think | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The pod from an evergreen seed is one of the signature flavors in Chinese five-spice blends and Vietnamese pho (What the Heck Do I Do with Star Anise?
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Solving broomcorn millet

Broomcorn millet is a bit of a puzzle. You start to get archaeobotanical evidence for cultivated Panicum miliaceum in both China and Europe at about the same time before 7000 BP.
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A Central Florida Forest Garden Experiment

A ten month permaculture experiment in Orlando, FL. Converting a bare lawn into an edible food forest.
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Uganda: Striga Weed, the African Farmer's Enemy

Uganda: Striga Weed, the African Farmer's Enemy | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Farmers specialising in growing cereal crops in Uganda and other parts of Africa have of late suffered low yields as a result of the striga weed invading their gardens


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NYBG.org: Index to American Botanical Literature

NYBG.org: Index to American Botanical Literature | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

"The Index contains entries dealing with various aspects of extant and fossil American plants and fungi, including systematics and floristics, morphology, and ecology, as well as economic botany and general botany (publications dealing with botanists, herbaria, etc.). "


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About maize, manioc and agricultural production in pre-Columbian Amazonia

About maize, manioc and agricultural production in pre-Columbian Amazonia | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Maize, not manioc, rules.

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