Category Archives: Genetic resources

New publication reveals that farmers are the best source for conservation practices

How do we conserve the amazing diversity of tropical fruit trees in a way that brings benefits to the people who look after them? Why don’t we ask the farmers? That’s exactly what the researchers and editors of the latest … Continue reading

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Nature’s comment: Agriculture: Feeding the future

Agriculture: Feeding the future Susan McCouch et al. Nature: 499, Pages:23–24 Date published:(04 July 2013) DOI:doi:10.1038/499023a We must mine the biodiversity in seed banks to help to overcome food shortages, urge Susan McCouch and colleagues http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7456/full/499023a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130704#auth-10    

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From Agfax: Simple technique to tackle yam diseases

Photo credit: IITA The Agfax: Reporting Science in Africa website is an interesting place to explore and learn what is happening in the agricultural research and science communities of Africa.  The format provided by Agfax is usually an interview/audio file … 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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Bioversity Research Fellows Gallery now on-line

The Bioversity Research Fellows Gallery is now available on the Bioversity website. It highlights the research that different fellows have carried out in collaboration with Bioversity. The profiles of the fellows are enriched with links to their publications and multimedia … Continue reading

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Linking community based genebanks with national genebanks: your help needed

Bioversity International is conducting research on novel ways to bridge community-based management practices to conserve and use plant genetic resources with national and international genebanks. We are interested to learn from experiences of local gene/seed banks from around the world … Continue reading

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