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B4FA Week in Review – 14 December 2017

December 14th, 2017 / B4FA.org

This week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released its latest Red List of endangered species revealing that the wild relatives of modern crops humans rely on – including rice, wheat and yam – are listed as threatened. Wild relatives of food crops are crucial as genetic insurance to safeguard …

B4FA Week in Review – 7 December 2017

December 7th, 2017 / B4FA.org

December 5th was the fourth annual World Soil Day, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual awareness-raising campaign focused on the importance of soil as a finite natural resource, calling attention to its role in food security as well as healthy ecosystems. According to the FAO, soil holds three times …