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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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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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Protecting Armenian vivifying tea

Protecting Armenian vivifying tea | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, commonly referred to as the Matenadaran, is well worth visiting in Yerevan. Some of the manuscripts on display are quite stunning. But apparently there’s more to the place than (very) old books.
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Little left to lose: deforestation history of Australia

Little left to lose: deforestation history of Australia | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
I don't usually do this, but I'm going to blog about a paper I've just had accepted in the Journal of Plant Ecology that isn't yet out online. The reason for the early post is that the paper itsel...
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Sex in the Jungle: Experiences of Victorian Explorers

Sex in the Jungle: Experiences of Victorian Explorers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

 "Although 19th century explorers wrote on any number of topics about their African experiences, sex was not one of them – either about their own experiences or observations amongst group..."

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A Trade Secret Approach to Protecting Traditional Knowledge by Deepa Varadarajan :: SSRN

A Trade Secret Approach to Protecting Traditional Knowledge by Deepa Varadarajan :: SSRN | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The skills and innovations of indigenous and local communities - their so-called “traditional knowledge” - go largely unrecognized by intellectual property law.
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The devils and the details of disease | Food security blog

The devils and the details of disease | Food security blog | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

The UK has a policy on animal and plant diseases in the 21st century. Doesn’t everyone?

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Photoguide to West African plants online | Herbaria | Scoop.it

Photoguide to West African plants online | Herbaria | Scoop.it | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
This interactive photographic guide shall help you to identify higher plants from West African ecosystems. It contains images of ferns and seed plants taken in the field.
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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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Job Opening: Collections Manager | Native Seeds/SEARCH

Job Opening: Collections Manager | Native Seeds/SEARCH | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Native Seeds/SEARCH conserves, distributes and documents the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seeds, their wild relatives and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwest and northwest Mexico.
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World Food Day deconstructed

Lately we’ve done a fair bit of pointing you to other blog posts that have something worthwhile to say on topics of interest here. You may call this laziness. We call it content curation.
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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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From tropics to poles: Study reveals diversity of life in soils

From tropics to poles: Study reveals diversity of life in soils | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Microscopic animals that live in soils are as diverse in the tropical forests of Costa Rica as they are in the arid grasslands of Kenya, or the tundra and boreal forests of Alaska and Sweden.
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Seeds of Freedom - Trailer

Global agriculture has changed more in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000. Nowhere is this conflict more poignant than in the story of seed. This is the trailer for the film Seeds of Freedom, to be launched in early 2012.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Agroforestry Needs Better Quality Seeds, Says Study

allAfrica.com: Africa: Agroforestry Needs Better Quality Seeds, Says Study | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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How hemp got high: Canadian scientists map the cannabis genome

A team of Canadian researchers has sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana, and in the process revealed the genetic changes that led to the plant's drug-producing properties.
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Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds - SciDev.Net

Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds - SciDev.Net | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Recycling old banana plants to make compost could help boost crop yields while reducing fertiliser use, says a study.
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A new database helps you know your onions

A new database helps you know your onions | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new paper in GRACE from our friends at IPK sent me scurrying to check out a new database.
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The disease killing Europe's plane trees

The disease killing Europe's plane trees | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Europe's plane trees are being killed by a fungus - it is already in France, Italy and Germany, and is heading north.
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Photoguide to West African plants online

Photoguide to West African plants online | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
This interactive photographic guide shall help you to identify higher plants from West African ecosystems. It contains images of ferns and seed plants taken in the field.

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The brown revolution: increasing agricultural productivity naturally

The brown revolution: increasing agricultural productivity naturally | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A rogue group of ranchers hopes to save the Great Plains from decline and fight climate change through "holistic management" -- herding livestock according to natural grazing patterns.
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The pomegranate in Armenia

The pomegranate in Armenia | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The pomegranate is everywhere in Armenia. And I don’t mean just in the markets. A famous film is named after the fruit. Tea and wine are made from it. And its image features on everything from church walls to tourist souvenirs.
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