Including millions of farmers of course.
And a profile of one of the main people involved.
And my take on the whole thing from the work blog.
It looks like the European Seed Association have enlisted Prof. Jonathan Silvertown to do a whole series of videos on the evolution of crops. Pretty good idea.
Compare and contrast Prof. Silvertown’s soliloquy on bread wheat with Jeremy’s recent take on that crop on Eat This Podcast’s month-long tour de force, Our Daily Bread.
Will they come up with something that will work?
Here’s hoping. Follow the proceedings on IISD/ENB. Some background on all this from my work blog.
PAR has developed an online compendium of methods for assessing agrobiodiversity. Drawing on experiences from around the world, the Compendium was created to support the documentation, co-creation and sharing of knowledge about diversity and its management. The Compendium provides guidelines for the collection and analysis of data about the diversity of crops, livestock, pollinators and harvested wild plants.
PAR is the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research. They’ve been very quiet on its various online channels since July, but clearly they haven’t been idle. Good stuff.
Oh, and since I’m on here, let me link to the latest offerings from Uli Westphal by way of agrobiodiversity illustrations, featuring the maize collections of Native Seeds/SEARCH and CIMMYT.