Soil biodiversity and ecosystem function

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock Agenda SLA It has long been recognised that organisms living in the soil are important for making nitrogen available to plants and for storing carbon in the soil but a new paper in PNAS by de Vries et al, Soi… Raziq‘s insight:  It has long been recognised that organisms […]

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Ecosystems to boost food security in face of changing climate (UN News Centre)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45706&Cr=food+security&Cr1=#.UiWQ-MdsbK0 Healthy ecosystems can help avoid food insecurity in Africa, UN-backed conference Strengthening ecosystems is key to helping local farmers in Africa adapt to climate change and ensuring that they produce enough food to meet people’s nutritional needs, participants decided at the end of an international United Nations-organized…

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Conventional Plant Breeding

Originally posted on Agriculture Information Bank:
Since the practice of agriculture began, eight to ten thousand years ago, farmers have been altering the genetic makeup of the crops they grow. Early farmers selected the best looking plants and seeds and saved them to plant for the next season. Then, once the science of genetics became…

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