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Providing readers with information resources about PGR, agrobiodiversity, conservation and livelihoods.
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Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund – 2012 Research Fellowships | Crops for the Future

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The demand for heritage grains explodes

The demand for heritage grains explodes | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
Walking down the bulk-grain aisles in grocery stores can be
intimidating.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Frozen plants spring back to life

Scientists in Russia raise plants from fruit stored away by squirrels 30,000 years ago, smashing the previous age record.
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Regional Symposium on “Promoting underutilised food resources for better nutrition” – Khon Kaen, Thailand | Crops for the Future

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Guyana: Indígenas elaboran plan de protección de bosques - SciDev.Net

La comunidad Wapichan elevó una propuesta al gobierno de Guyana para preservar 1,4 millón de hectáreas de bosques nativos vírgenes.
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Idea could lead to cheap solar cells using plant waste - SciDev.Net

A solar cell based on photosynthesis may enable rural communities to make solar cells using plant waste.
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Pollan’s Food Rules, animated. With vegetables

Pollan’s Food Rules, animated. With vegetables | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
Via the invaluable Maria Popova at Brain Pickings, this video by Marija Jacimovic and Benoit Detalle uses vegetables -- so many, many awesome vegetables -- to illustrate Michael Pollan's Food Rules...
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Soil Erosion Increasing Global Warming Threat: Scientific American

Global warming will get worse as agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which depletes the amount of carbon the soil is able to store, a United Nations' Environment Programme report said on Monday.
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New Agriculturist: Book reviews - Growing out of poverty

New Agriculturist: Book reviews - Growing out of poverty | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
Focusing on smallholder agriculture in developing countries is the most productive way to improve rural economies, provide long-term stable nutrition, help women in society and provide the means to educate the next generation.
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PLoS ONE: A Plant Distribution Shift: Temperature, Drought or Past Disturbance?

PLoS ONE: A Plant Distribution Shift: Temperature, Drought or Past Disturbance? | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
PLoS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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New Agriculturist: News brief - Farmers reap increasing yields from potato venture

New Agriculturist: News brief - Farmers reap increasing yields from potato venture | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
A fast track potato seed initiative that seeks to increase potato yields by 20 per cent is taking shape in East Africa.
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Alan Belward tracks changes to Earth’s forests from space | Earth | EarthSky

Alan Belward tracks changes to Earth’s forests from space | Earth | EarthSky | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
EarthSky spoke with satellite researcher Alan Belward, who studies changes to Earth's forests.
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MSc and PhD scholarship opportunities in Southeast Asia for research in agricultural biodiversity | Crops for the Future

MSc and PhD scholarship opportunities in Southeast Asia for research in agricultural biodiversity | Crops for the Future | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
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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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Farmers using Facebook to discuss prices and plan strategy - The Economic Times

From sharing critical information to eliminating middlemen, social media is becoming a powerful tool of communication across villages.
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Revealed in accurate detail, the underground world of plants - The University of Nottingham

Plant and computer scientists can now study the underground world of plants with more accuracy and clarity.
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A new tool for planning climate adaptation may help policy makers implement a biodiversity treaty | CGIAR Climate

A new tool for planning climate adaptation may help policy makers implement a biodiversity treaty | CGIAR Climate | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
This tool can help people understand climate change and its effects on food security.
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Horticulturist explains new USDA plant hardiness map

The recently released USDA Plant Zone Hardiness Map, updating the previous 26-year-old zone map, reflects rising mean temperatures throughout the country, including Maine, where gardeners must carefully consider possible temperature dips as they...
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Food Exports Can Drain Arid Regions - Science News

Dry regions ‘export’ water as agricultural products...
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Plants use circadian rhythms to prepare for battle with insects

In a study of the molecular underpinnings of plants' pest resistance, biologists have shown that plants use circadian rhythms to both anticipate raids by hungry insects and to time the production of defensive hormones that protect against insect...
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Report from ICTSD offers ideas on genetic resources & traditional knowledge at the WIPO

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Tribal knowledge of millets proves superior - SciDev.Net

Tribal knowledge of millets proves superior - SciDev.Net | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
Tribal people in the hills of Tamil Nadu have better knowledge of millet varieties than taxonomists, a study shows.
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Screening Africa's renewable energies potential

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published today a study mapping the potential of renewable energy sources in Africa.
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Software apps for African farmers win prizes - SciDev.Net

Software applications, or apps, that help solve East African farmers' climate problems have received cash prizes in the Apps4Africa competition.
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