Robert E. Rhoades is dead. He was a pioneer of agricultural anthropology and wrote extensively on conservation of agrobiodiversity, especially how local people do it. His 1991 National Geographic piece The World’s Food Supply at Risk is a classic.
Agrobiodiversity is crops, livestock, microbes, pollinators, wild relatives ...
by Luigi Guarino on March 25, 2010
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Dirk has the answer to Pea Genebank Database Hell:
A simple solution would be to agree on a set of prefixes that unequivocally identify each collection preserving those already widely accepted and then to clean up the passport data to link up potential duplicates. The 53674 Pisum accessions in Genesys could possibly be compacted to 1/10
Which is hopefully what DOI will do, though whether it will be possible to apply them retroactively, so to speak, is another question.