Latest Crop diversity Stories

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.

2009-06-17 12:40:25

As rapidly rising temperatures in Africa threaten to scorch local varieties of maize and other food staples, the food security of many Africans will depend on farmers in one country gaining access to climatically suitable varieties now being cultivated in other African nations, and beyond, according to a peer-reviewed study published in Global Environmental Change.

2009-02-26 14:25:20

The "doomsday seed vault" in the Arctic Circle is celebrating its first anniversary with the arrival of nearly 90,000 food crop seed samples, BBC News reported.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.