PhD scholarship to study access to seeds in three East African countries. Have a look here if you have a master in quantitative social science and an interest in the foundations of sustainable food systems https://t.co/S6AUsgyGxK
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- Cherokee Nation seedbank goes online.
- Does that mean it is a biodiversity eden?
- New Grewia genebank in India. No word on community involvement.
- Meanwhile, at the CGIAR genebanks…
- Pre-breeding using CWR, some even from genebanks: finger millet, eggplant.
- Yeah, yeah, it’s not just about genebanks.
- Or maybe it is.
- Phylogenetic inference in section Archerythroxylum informs taxonomy, biogeography, and the domestication of coca (Erythroxylum species). Morphology is not enough.
- Improving Flavor to Increase Consumption. Yield is not enough.
- The Nutritional Contribution of Potato Varietal Diversity in Andean Food Systems: a Case Study. Yield is not enough.
- Stacking three late blight resistance genes from wild species directly into African highland potato varieties confers complete field resistance to local blight races. One resistance gene is not enough.
- Income growth and climate change effects on global nutrition security to mid-century. Calories will not be enough.
- Urbanization and Child Nutritional Outcomes. Urbanization is enough.
- Socioecologically informed use of remote sensing data to predict rural household poverty. Night light is not enough.
- Capsaicinoids: Pungency beyond Capsicum. Peppers and tomatoes are not enough.
- The impact of agricultural input subsidies on food and nutrition security: a systematic review. The data are not enough.
- The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere. The broiler is enough.
- Pre-Roman improvements to agricultural production: Evidence from livestock husbandry in late prehistoric Italy. The Romans were not enough.
- Optimizing ex situ genetic resource collections for European livestock conservation. One genebank is not enough.
- Does the Genomic Landscape of Species Divergence in Phaseolus Beans Coerce Parallel Signatures of Adaptation and Domestication? One genome is enough.
- Genome re-sequencing reveals the evolutionary history of peach fruit edibility. Human selection was not enough.
- Predicting plant conservation priorities on a global scale. This black box is enough.
- Is habitat fragmentation bad for biodiversity? Small patches may be enough.
- Synergies between the key biodiversity area and systematic conservation planning approaches. One conservation approach is not enough.
- Capturing goats: documenting two hundred years of mitochondrial DNA diversity among goat populations from Britain and Ireland. Stuffed goats are enough.
- Decline in climate resilience of European wheat. The current varieties are not enough.
- Harnessing genomic information for livestock improvement. Genomic selection was going to be enough.
The J.R.S. Biodiversity Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity. The foundation will award about $2,100,000 among qualifying proposals by July 2019.
Interested? Read more. And good luck.
- Mike Jackson reminisces about 50 years in plant genetic resources.
- Cracking story about taking a crack at cracking the problem of tree seeds.
- CIP asks you to imagine a world without potatoes.
- Satellites on the lookout for pests.
- The food system is broken. Or maybe it’s working just fine, to the wrong end.
- Singing about açaí.
- Pomology, illustrated.
- Livestock data, deconstructed.