Nibbles: Gulf garden, Lettuce evaluation, Jordanian olive, Kenyan seeds, Hybrid animals, FAOSTAT news

  1. Qatari botanic garden is providing training in food security, and more. Good for them.
  2. The European Evaluation Network’s lettuce boffins have themselves a meeting. Pretty amazing this made it to FreshPlaza, and with that headline.
  3. The Jordan Times pretty much mangles what is a perfectly nice, though inevitably nuanced, story about the genetic depth of Jordan’s olives.
  4. In Kenya’s seed system, whatever is not forbidden in proposed new legislation…may not be enough.
  5. Conservation through hybridization.
  6. FAOSTAT now has a bit that gives you access to national agricultural census data. Which sounds quite important but give us a few days to check it.

Brainfood: Transformation, Diet diversity, Millets, European wheat, European phenotyping, Maize NDVI, Brazil soybean, Wild wheat quality, Macadamia genome, Domestication, Cacao genebanks, Camelina, W African cooking

Nibbles: Green FAO, Veggie breeding, TABLE debate, Better seeds

  1. There’s an FAO Global Conference on Green Development of Seed Industries this Thursday and Friday. Includes sessions on genebanks.
  2. I hope it will cover the breeding of weird — and not-so-weird — vegetables as well as this Food Programme episode did.
  3. And debate the issues as effectively as was done by Pat Mooney and Charles Godfray at this TABLE event.
  4. Meanwhile, in Malawi and the Philippines
  5. All we are saying