In the past, growing pyrethrum was seen as the way small-scale Kenyan farmers raised a little cash for their farm family. All the produce was sold to the processing industry and few farmers were really aware of the potentials of pyrethrum.
The African Conservation Fund’s (ACF) program employs a strategy that builds local capacity for conservation by sourcing funds, providing skills, and creating geographical and cultural linkages regionally and internationally.
Human-made fires are influencing the evolutionary process of some plant species' seeds. Scientists found that seeds that were less rounded and coated in thicker protective hairs were more likely to survive fires used to clear scrub.
”According to these pronouncements, the crises facing agrobiodiversity are quite similar with those of cultural diversity—losses in agriculture due to the introduction of modern chemical farming coupled with genetic ...
To ensure that high yielding seeds from improved varieties of Artemisia annua will rapidly be made available for global cultivation, the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products has partnered with East-West Seeds to produce Artemisia seeds in...
Ostrom pointed to an authoritative study of 100 protected forests in 14 countries, which shows that the cooperation of local people is more important to preserving these commons than whether a national government, local officials or someone else...
Analysis of a massive set of mammal data accessed through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal has helped quantify the influence of various environmental factors on which species are present in a particular area.
'A promising start but more to be done' - the general consensus agreed at an international event held in Rome to mark 10 years of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture....
A group of researchers, lead by the International Crops Research for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), has successfully mapped the genome of pigeonpea, a move which is expected to lead to more disease and drought resistant varieties.
Here’s my stab at an answer, or rather a couple of answers. I’ll concentrate on Europe but I think the same would apply in most places grains are used (except perhaps Africa and Mexico, because maize is a bit different).
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