Agriculture / Biodiversity / CGIAR / Food Security / Indigenous Breeds

Our ‘food ark’ is in trouble, says National Geographic Magazine

In ILRI’s Forage Genebank on the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, and Jean Hanson, former head of ILRI’s Genebank, examine seed that was sent a few years ago for safe duplicate storage in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located in the Norwegian Arctic Circle (photo … Continue reading

Food Security

National Geographic features global human population growth

National Geographic magazines (photo credit: Chris Nixon’s photostream on Flickr). The January 2011 issue of National Geographic has an informative feature article and photo gallery about the growth of world population, which is expected to reach seven billion before the end of this (new) year. ‘By 2050 the total number [world’s population] could reach 10.5 … Continue reading