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All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition and Wealth. New dates!
25-28 January 2021. “
How do you like Cocoa and Coffee? Saving crops, protecting culture, sustaining livelihoods.” Online event, 8 September. Register here. How the US prairies got wheat, a soil classification, tree shelter belts and weeds from the Russian steppes, thanks to Mennonite farmers and emigre Jewish scientists. Entertaining
podcast on what sounds like a fascinating book. Oh and there’s a video too. Nice Vavilov anecdote. History of
Spices 101. Quick summary of
coconut research and development in Tanzania. A genebank gets off the ground in
Jordan. How the
mosquito got domesticated. Yeah, domesticated. Aedes aegypti Texas and Georgia move into
: acorns off the menu, “pecans, peanuts and sunflower” on. Hilarity ensues. jamón ibérico The USDA National Plant Germplasm System gets
a new database. Go crazy. Meanwhile,
Cultivariable publishes his latest evaluation data on the USDA potato germplasm (see “Evaluation Year”). Will it find its way into the above-mentioned database?