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World Donkey Day (May 8)

Originally posted on Camel, food security and climate change :
Donkey is very useful, important and precious animal genetic resource for food and agriculture. Donkey plays pivotal role in the livelihood earning of the million people of the world. Donkey is…

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Darwin in Arabia – The Introduction of Evolution into the 19th Century Middle East

This is a book I cannot obtain here, but have found a detailed review, from which I quote below and provide references and other links.  The topic is indeed fascinating, in considering the multiple ways in which concepts move from … Continue reading

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‘Missing Links’ and Other Good Stuff

This is the story of the search for human origins – from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth’s antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures.   … Continue reading

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Reading Ancient Scripts.

Originally posted on Ritaroberts's Blog:
Because I am learning how to read and write the ancient scripts of Crete I thought it appropriate to write about this subject on my blog.  Maybe some of you out there would be interested also in learning how…

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Fate of Independent Research Institutes Hangs in the Budgetary Balance: Scientific American

See on Scoop.it – Africa and Beyond A decade of neglecting the National Institutes of Health budget has left a sector of science scrabbling to survive diana buja‘s insight: Grim assessment from a responder: "There certainly is a need for … Continue reading

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Putting Climate Information into Farmers’ Hands

See on Scoop.it – Africa and Beyond The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (http://ccafs.cgiar.org) is working with farmers from Kaffrine, Senegal, on how t… diana buja‘s insight: So, now we are getting to the really … Continue reading

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New report identifies ‘regret-free’ approaches for adapting agriculture to climate change

See on Scoop.it – Africa and Beyond Whether it’s swapping coffee for cocoa in Central America or bracing for drought in Sri Lanka with a return to ancient water storage systems, findings from a new report from the CGIAR Research … Continue reading

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