Nibbles: Tea nomenclature, Medicinal plants, Robert Fortune, Gender gap, Japanese women farmers, AnGR conservation, Herbarium databases, India & Africa

  • Tea diversity 101.
  • Tea is medicinal, isn’t it? Certainly some other plants introduced to the West by the same person are.
  • I could tell you all about the gender gap in tea cultivation in Kenya.
  • And I bet there’s one in Japan too.
  • Not to mention in livestock-keeping. But I don’t suppose that will affect (ILRI’s) plans for a Kenyan livestock genebank.
  • Crowdsourcing herbarium data. Maybe there’s some specimens of wild tea species in there…
  • India reaches out to Africa. ICRISAT involved. Debal Deb, probably not so much. Chai, anyone?

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