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New Agriculturist: Developments - Betting on llamas in Bolivia

New Agriculturist: Developments - Betting on llamas in Bolivia | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
In Bolivia llama prices are up and demand for shawls and scarves made from alpaca fibre is increasing. But how do smallholder farmers capitalise on these optimal market conditions?
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Planet Under Pressure. March 26-29 2012

A major international conference focusing on solutions to the global sustainability challenge.

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Reaping what we sow: Agriculture's role in climate change

Assoc Prof Richard Eckard examines how modern agriculture contributes to global warming and discusses ways of mitigating the problem. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
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PLoS ONE: Measuring the Impacts of Community-based Grasslands Management in Mongolia's Gobi

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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Time for a New Paradigm | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog

Time for a New Paradigm | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it

The new Landscapes for People, Food and Nature blog highlights integrated landscape management systems that can protect livelihoods, conserve biodiversity and improve food security. Emile Frison, Director General of Bioversity International, is today's guest blogger - talking about why he thinks its time to rethink agricultural approaches.

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Yale Environment 360: Tropics Store More Carbon Than Previously Believed, Study Says

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U.S.: Building Communities Around Sustainable Food - IPS ipsnews.net

U.S.: Building Communities Around Sustainable Food - IPS ipsnews.net | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
With more and more communities in the U.S.
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UGANDA : Rural Women’s Banks Ease Tough Times - IPS ipsnews.net

UGANDA : Rural Women’s Banks Ease Tough Times - IPS ipsnews.net | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
For most Ugandan women, obtaining a commercial loan to start a
business has been very difficult. Many do not have the required
collateral of land title deeds and many cannot afford the interest rates
charged by commercial banks.
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Amazon rainforest mapped in unprecedented detail

Amazon rainforest mapped in unprecedented detail | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
Scientists record Amazon's structure and biodiversity by bouncing laser beams off forest 400,000 times per second...
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Put planet and its people at the core of sustainable development, urges report

UN panel calls for sustainable development indicators that factor in poverty, inequality, science and gender equality...
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BMC Ecology | Full text | Forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

Globally, forests cover nearly one third of the land area and they contain over 80% of terrestrial biodiversity.
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Ecological networks and cost-benefit analysis - Wageningen UR

Ecological networks and cost-benefit analysis - Wageningen UR | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
Increasing pressure on land demands a careful assessment of competing activities in land-use planning...
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A few great plant hunters find most species | Natural History Museum

A few great plant hunters find most species | Natural History Museum | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
A few great plant hunters find most plant species, Natural History Museum and Oxford University scientist discover.
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Bhutan: Change in Production Landscape through Sustainable Land Management (SLM) | Global Environment Facility

Bhutan: Change in Production Landscape through Sustainable Land Management (SLM) | Global Environment Facility | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
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European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN)

EPPN ia an EU funded project with 14 participants. The project will establish the network that provides a structured and efficient development of a competitive plant phenotyping community in Europe. EPPN partners undertake a joint research program and offer access to their phenotyping infrastructure to peer-reviewed projects defined by users.

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Naming new plant species moves online | Natural History Museum

Naming new plant species moves online | Natural History Museum | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
A landmark change has been made in the process of naming new plant species.
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CIFOR Forests Blog » Chillies- a hot and spicy solution to human-wildlife conflict in Africa?

BOGOR, Indonesia (1 February, 2012)_ Planting a thick hedge of repellent plants – such as hot chilli peppers – around farms can help African forest communities keep out primates who often raid crops to survive amid widespread deforestation and loss...
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Underutilised Species: Where Are We? | Crops for the Future

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AsiimweFrancisXavier's comment, February 1, 2012 5:19 AM
Agricultural research is going to have to depend heavily on NUS, going forward. Conservation efforts must be sustained. #Africa
Bioversity Library's comment, February 1, 2012 5:22 AM
@ AsiimweFrancisAXavier - we couldn't agree more with your statement. Thanks for your input.
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Libro divulga conocimiento sobre plantas amazónicas - SciDev.Net

Libro divulga conocimiento sobre plantas amazónicas - SciDev.Net | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
Un estudio publicado en lenguaje accesible muestra cómo frutas y plantas amazónicas pueden ayudar al sustento y nutrición de las personas.
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Biodiversity and Poverty: Ten Frequently Asked Questions – Ten Policy Implications - IIED Publications Database

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Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year

Environment News Service for the latest environmental news, current issues, climate, water, food, forests, species, energy, education. RSS feed.
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Native American farmers share their stories [VIDEO]

Native American farmers share their stories [VIDEO] | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
On our way across North Carolina, we stopped to chat with some Native American farmers trying to change the food and work situation in their communities. Plagued with high poverty rates and little ...
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Science Magazine: Global Food Supply Mixed Messages on Prices and Food Security

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New Agriculturist: News brief - Predicting suitable crop varieties and management to adapt to climate change

New Agriculturist: News brief - Predicting suitable crop varieties and management to adapt to climate change | The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine | Scoop.it
A project to help smallscale farmers adapt to likely climatic changes long before they take place has just begun in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
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