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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Sharing Genesys data made easier

And yeah, I know, it takes two to tango, and it’s not exactly easy to share that Genesys data either, less easy than sharing the Iraqi atlas map if we are honest. We’re working on that… That was back in May.
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Zeroing in on the Sustainable Development Goals

I don’t know exactly what a zero draft is, but the one for the Sustainable Development Goals is out. Remember, these are what will replace the Millennium Development Goals, when that battle is declared won.
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Action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of the world's forests

Action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of the world's forests | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report constitutes a major step in building the knowledge base required for action towards better conservation and sustainable management of the planet's precious forest genetic resources.
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The future of genebanks unfolds, a bit

The potential benefits of recent developments in DNA sequencing technologies to both collection management and use will also be explored during the course of the project.
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Bolivia leads the way in recognizing farmers as custodians of biodiversity

Bolivia leads the way in recognizing farmers as custodians of biodiversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bolivia recognizes custodian farmers of agricultural biodiversity as key contributors to the conservation of biodiversity, food and income security — now and in the future — to sustain and nourish the planet.
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Govt plans to develop gene bank for traditional apple varieties - Kashmir Reader

Govt plans to develop gene bank for traditional apple varieties Kashmir Reader Secretary Floriculture and Horticulture, Sanjeev Verma on Thursday inspected Zakura nursery, which is spread over an area of 8.6 hectares, and asked the concerned...
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The Queen of Crop Breeding

The Queen of Crop Breeding | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Yes, I know blogging has been slow the past week or so, but I’ve been on leave and Jeremy way too busy with work for everyone’s good, though mostly his. But look, you got couple of big fat Brainfoods to keep you going, no?
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Is 'Varietal' a Dead End? - Wine Spectator

Is 'Varietal' a Dead End? Wine Spectator With the use of high-resolution satellite mapping and the genotyping performed by researchers, the goal is to create a Maria Teresa “gene bank,” a kind of viticultural Noah's Ark.
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Pigeon Foot sorghum unmasked

Pigeon Foot sorghum unmasked | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
You may remember my quandary over the meaning of the name of the sorghum variety Gadam El Hamam. Well, I had the opportunity of asking real experts at the ICRISAT office in Nairobi yesterday.
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Syria's ICARDA falls to rebels, but research goes on - SciDev.Net

Syria's ICARDA falls to rebels, but research goes on - SciDev.Net | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Syria's ICARDA falls to rebels, but research goes on SciDev.Net Despite its troubles, the centre has managed to duplicate more than 80 per cent of the unique collection of crop genetic resources from its gene bank in Aleppo to the Svalbard Global...
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Syria's ICARDA falls to rebels, but research goes on - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Syria's ICARDA falls to rebels, but research goes on - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Syria's ICARDA falls to rebels, but research goes on Thomson Reuters Foundation Despite its troubles, the centre has managed to duplicate more than 80 per cent of the unique collection of crop genetic resources from its gene bank in Aleppo to the...
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The food system we choose affects biodiversity: Do we want monocultures? - eco-business.com

The food system we choose affects biodiversity: Do we want monocultures? - eco-business.com | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
eco-business.com The food system we choose affects biodiversity: Do we want monocultures?
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Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization

Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Here’s a link to my global history of wheat over the last 22,000 years. All around the world. And in just 25 minutes.
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Oldie but goldie story of sweet potatoes traveling back to NZ

The Māori kumara would have been lost were it not for the efforts of a Yen, who collected 617 kumara varieties from all over the world during the 1950s and 1960s.
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Italy Begins Drive to Save Historical Rice Varieties - Oryza

Italy Begins Drive to Save Historical Rice Varieties - Oryza | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Italy Begins Drive to Save Historical Rice Varieties Oryza Genes of nearly 1,300 old generation domestic rice varieties dating back to 1860 have been preserved in the gene bank of Italy's Ente Nazionale Risi, the National agency for rice, and are...
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How are forest genetic resources involved in responding to climate change?

According to Ian Dawson, one of the authors of a recent review led by Rene Alfaro in Forest Ecology and Management, it depends… The evidence for the negative effects of climate change on forests globally is mounting, with a good example being the...
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Wellesbourne set for the next 5 years

If there was ever any doubt about the future of the UK’s vegetables genebank at Wellesbourne, this should settle it: Warwick Crop Centre at the University of Warwick has won a five year contract from Defra to continue to host the UK Vegetable...
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Safeguarding the future of food security - The Guardian

Safeguarding the future of food security - The Guardian | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Guardian Safeguarding the future of food security The Guardian Using such GM techniques, Jones and his team have recently reported success in producing potatoes resistant to late blight by introducing a gene cloned from a wild relative held in...
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Black Rice – A Wealth of Untapped Value for Rice Producers, Consumer Health ... - Oryza

Black Rice – A Wealth of Untapped Value for Rice Producers, Consumer Health ... - Oryza | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Oryza Black Rice – A Wealth of Untapped Value for Rice Producers, Consumer Health ...
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Italy demonstrates leadership and support of sustainable agriculture through partnership with Bioversity International

Italy demonstrates leadership and support of sustainable agriculture through partnership with Bioversity International | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Government of Italy, through the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS), has followed up a recent public commitment to sustainable agriculture and agricultural biodiversity by increasing its...
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Crop wild relatives - a key asset for sustainable agriculture

Crop wild relatives - a key asset for sustainable agriculture | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Since the beginnings of agriculture, crop wild relatives have been used to improve the yields and nutritional quality of crops. Many are now at risk of extinction. Find out more in this new infographic by Bioversity International.
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Celebrating island diversity on the International Day for Biological Diversity

Celebrating island diversity on the International Day for Biological Diversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, writes a blog post about island biodiversity and celebrates with a forest canopy walk in Malaysia — one of the most biodiversity-rich island states in the world.
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Partner adopts our African Leafy Vegetable methodology in Kenya

Partner adopts our African Leafy Vegetable methodology in Kenya | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A project by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency is now adopting Bioversity International's African Leafy Vegetables methodology as one of the methods to improve drought resilience in Kenya.
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The Pizza Effect

The Pizza Effect | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
I’d never heard of the pizza effect. That is, until Bob Lucky commented on my Cornish pasty post.* The Cornish pasty’s export to other parts of the world with emigrants, its transformation, and its reintroduction to Cornwall, he said, was an...
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An underestimated third line of defence for seeds in genebanks

An underestimated third line of defence for seeds in genebanks | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A note on their recent work on seed storage from Steven P.C. Groot and Robbert van Treuren. Our thanks to both. Dry and cool storage is recommended to extend the shelf life of seeds during ex situ conservation.
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