Category Archives: Climate change

Science’s article: Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: Premises and Policies

Science 5 July 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6141 pp. 33-34 DOI: 10.1126/science.1234485 Policy Forum Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: Premises and Policies      T. Garnett1 et al.  Summary Food security is high on the global policy agenda. Demand for food is … Continue reading

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Nature’s article – Plant ecology: Forests on the brink

Nature | News & Views Plant ecology: Forests on the brink Bettina M. J. Engelbrecht Nature Volume: 491, Pages: 675–677 Date published: (29 November 2012)  DOI: doi:10.1038/nature11756  An analysis of the physiological vulnerability of different trees to drought shows that … Continue reading

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Climate change and the conservation of plant genetic resources: new research paper by Bioversity staff

Over the next decades, agricultural production practices will change significantly and become more sustainable while they also respond to the need to contribute to reducing malnutrition and hunger and meeting the challenges of climate change. The enhanced use of agricultural … Continue reading

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New articles from Science on Biodiversity

Science 23 September 2011: Vol. 333 no. 6050 p. 1693 News & Analysis Plant Biology Banking Seeds for Future Evolutionary Scientists 1.     Elizabeth Pennisi ****************************************************** Science 23 September 2011: Vol. 333 no. 6050 pp. 1709-1710 DOI: 10.1126/science.1212453 Perspective Ecology Biodiversity … Continue reading

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Genetic resources conservation & use in the context of climate change: training opportunity

The Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen has announced a  very interesting and relevant short course on “Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation and use in the context of climate change”, with a focus on  genetic resource policy  and management  … Continue reading

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Food and farming in the future

In the last few months a lot of attention has been focused on how agriculture and farming will manage and adapt to such issues as growing population, climatic change and land use in the next decades.  Some of the research … Continue reading

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Video: Unlocking the secrets of crop wild relatives

A new video about crop wild relatives and their importance to agricultural biodiversity and climate change adaptation is now available for viewing on the Crop Wild Relatives Global Portal. What are Crop Wild Relatives? In very general terms, Crop Wild … Continue reading

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