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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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The taxman doesn’t like root crops

The highland groups adopted a swidden agriculture system (sometimes known, pejoratively, as “slash and burn”), shifting fields from place to place, staggering harvests, and relying on root crops to hide their yields from any visiting tax collectors.
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Climate Change Spurs Revival of Ancient Incan Agriculture

Climate Change Spurs Revival of Ancient Incan Agriculture | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A community high up in the Peruvian Andes is reviving ancient agricultural practices to help weather climate changes.
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The Hawaii Breadfruit Festival Coming Up Next Month

The Hawaii Breadfruit Festival Coming Up Next Month | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network, the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden are presenting the Breadfruit Festival



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Misclassification of Hemp Holds Back Industrial Applications

Misclassification of Hemp Holds Back Industrial Applications. Duuuuuuuuuude.
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The fate of the global jute collection

I think a brief follow-up to yesterday’s foray down Memory Lane might be in order, lest you all go away thinking that I’ve lost my marbles.
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Protected areas in China: more and better needed

A big article in BioScience looks at the state of nature reserves in China, and finds them lacking.
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Job vacancy: Senior Genetic Resource Scientist, Aleppo, Syria ...

Job vacancy: Senior Genetic Resource Scientist, Aleppo, Syria ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research. Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research · Home · About us · History · Objectives · Approach and Guiding Principles · Activities & Projects · Indigenous Partnership · Suggest a Researcher ...
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The Tree of Life: Calling all authors, bloggers, reporters - please help with aggregating discussions of scientific papers

The Tree of Life: Calling all authors, bloggers, reporters - please help with aggregating discussions of scientific papers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Calling all authors, bloggers, reporters - please help with aggregating discussions of scientific papers http://t.co/cBNA5Gr...
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A jute renaissance?

According to the BBC, there’s a resurgence of jute cultivation in Bangladesh.

It’s not that long ago that the International Jute Organization could think it worthwhile to support, of all things, a herbarium survey of the wild relatives of the crop.
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Edible Hackney

Edible Hackney | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
More and more people are finding imaginative places for growing food in urban environments.
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Bioversity International: 11 Priority African Food Tree Species - New Booklet Series

Bioversity International: 11 Priority African Food Tree Species - New Booklet Series | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new series of booklets gathers together existing information and makes recommendations for the conservation and sustainable use of 11 threatened species.
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Plant an Edible Forest Garden

Plant an Edible Forest Garden | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Make your garden more productive by exploring forest gardening. You can learn how to mimic a natural forest, and create a productive fusion of garden, orchard and woodland.

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Traditional tech unseats the new

Traditional tech unseats the new | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Methods of production going back generations are being brought back from the brink, as Bangladesh's jute industry unseats the plastic pretenders.
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Could this be the oldest pub in Scotland?

Could this be the oldest pub in Scotland? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A historic site's true purpose may have been revealed - as an Iron Age boozer. (Could this be the oldest pub in Scotland?
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The Art of Farming: An Auction of Heirloom Vegetables

The Art of Farming: An Auction of Heirloom Vegetables | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Art of Farming: An Auction of Heirloom Vegetables - 27 Sep 2011, 07:00 PM, Sothebys - New York City (The art of farming: An auction of heirloom vegetables. Auction?
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YoBloCo Awards: Write a blog on youth and agriculture and win up to 3,000 Euros!

YoBloCo Awards: Write a blog on youth and agriculture and win up to 3,000 Euros! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The purpose of ARDYIS is to raise youth awareness and capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries through ICTs. (Blog on youth & agriculture = big money.
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Some goings-on at Kew; advance notice

Happy to share some information about future events at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with the customary offer to host a report from anyone who is able to be there.
Saturday 17/Sunday 18 September 2011 — Behind the scenes in Museum No.
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11 Priority African Food Tree Species - New Booklet Series

11 Priority African Food Tree Species - New Booklet Series | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new series of booklets gathers together existing information and makes recommendations for the conservation and sustainable use of 11 threatened species....
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USDA plant genetics unit to hold open house in Geneva

"Finger Lakes residents will be allowed see, smell and taste the unit's collection of vegetables and fruits, which includes 2,500 kinds of apples. (USDA plant genetics unit to hold open house in Geneva."

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Yet more information on the food trees of Africa

A new series of booklets ‘African Priority Food Tree Species’ offers an important step in gathering existing information together, offering a synthesis of 11 priority food tree species native to sub-Saharan Africa, such as the Baobab and the Shea...
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Does rice stand a chance against climate change?

The International Rice Research Institute's page on climate change and how it impacts rice production and vice-versa.
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Medieval and Renaissance Food: Sources, Recipes, and Articles

A smorgasbord...


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Cradle of Cholera’s Seventh Pandemic Found

Cradle of Cholera’s Seventh Pandemic Found | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Cholera is a disease of seemingly endless fascination to epidemiologists for good reason. Vibrio cholerae emerged on a global stage in the 19th century just in time for the beginnings of modern med...
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