Latest Crop diversity Stories

2010-09-02 11:04:43

A major study of agriculture in Haiti after this year's earthquake has found that much of the emergency seed aid provided after the disaster was not targeted to emergency needs.

2010-08-09 13:38:44

As the fate of Europe's largest collection of fruit and berries hangs in the balance of a Russian court decision, the Global Crop Diversity Trust issued an urgent appeal for the Russian government to embrace its heroic tradition as protector of the world's crop diversity and halt the planned destruction of an incredibly valuable crop collection near St. Petersburg.

2010-07-12 07:57:53

US seed collection delivers valuable varieties of chili peppers and hundreds of sorghum varieties, an essential 'climate ready' crop.

2010-05-21 10:24:00

BRUSSELS, May 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - CropLife International Welcomes International Day for Biological Diversity Plant science innovations are key to helping farmers conserve biodiversity while providing a sustainable food supply to meet global demand. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that food production needs to increase by 70% if we are to feed nine billion in 2050. To achieve this, a further 30 million hectares of cropland may be needed (OECD).

2010-03-25 12:18:18

Comprehensive assessment to be released at pivotal global meeting addresses challenges of hunger, climate change, food and financial crisis

2010-03-17 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies released today at a symposium today in Washington, D.C.

2010-03-12 06:50:00

The foundation that oversees the Svalbard Global Seed Vault said Thursday that the unique Arctic "doomsday" stockpile of all the world's crop seeds has reached the half-million species mark.

2010-01-25 09:25:26

Diverse biofuel plantings such as native prairie attract more beneficial insects than do single crops such as corn.

2009-11-18 14:17:05

Alarmed by a substantial oversight in the global climate talks leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month, more than 60 of the world's most prominent agricultural scientists and leaders underscored how the almost total absence of agriculture in the agreement could lead to widespread famine and food shortages in the years ahead.

2009-10-28 11:03:03

Plant breeding industry stakeholders discuss diverse financial sustainability for a growing industry.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.