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Biotechnology for crop adaptation

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    Bangladesh
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    CCDB has been working to create a society where the poor, marginalized and vulnerable people can claim and enjoy human rights and justice for a sustainable livelihood with dignity since 1973.

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    South Korea
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    Science and Technology Policy Institute have served as a top think tank in science and technology. Ranked top 16 in the 2015 Global Think Tank Rankings, STEPI guides the development of the national policy agenda and leads foresight research in Korea.

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    Agriculture in Colombia is one of the most important activities, if not the most. It is affected by climate change in larger proportions than other industries, but can also be the base line for mitigation and adaptation strategies. Mitigation of climate change in agriculture can be approached from at least three perspectives: use of energy, use of water and use of space. Below it is explained how these factors are tackled in the farming of coffee, like strategies for decreasing water consumption, such as Belcosub, and how the solutions can be used in other kinds of crop.

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    Among the most worrying aspects of climate change is its effects on the world's food supply. This article explores the urgent need to put climate change at the heart of agricultural research programmes to ensure the adaptation of major crops to a changing climate.
    The author argues that, while the previous focus of crop scientists was on the improvement of yields, with successive International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports warning that increased flooding and drought will shift crop systems, “climate-proofing” of crops has become crucial. Key findings include:

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    Zimbabwe
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    The SIRDC was established by the Government of Zimbabwe in 1993, under the provisions of the Research Act of 1986. The Centre provides technological expertise in the diverse areas in which Zimbabwe's industrial enterprises operate.

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    France
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    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues.

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    Hyperion® is a distinct variety of dogwood tree that it is the result of crossing two varieties (Cornus kousa x Cornus florida hybrid and Cornus kousa). Its large creamy white flowers almost completely cover the tree in an overlapping manner. Attractive strawberry-like fruit are also produced and leaf colors range from a glossy dark green in the summer months to shades of yellow purple and orange during the fall months. Growth is very vigorous with dense branching low to the ground and upright branches.

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    Iron deficiency afflicts over 3 billion people worldwide and plants are the principal source of iron in most diets. In response to iron deficiency all plants except the grasses induce Fe(III) chelate reductase activity Fe(II) transport activity and proton release into the rhizosphere. Dartmouth researchers have identified an Arabidopsis mutant frd3 that constitutively expresses all three of these iron deficiency responses. Therefore it is tempting to speculate that FRD3 encodes a regulatory factor involved in sensing and/or responding to iron levels in Arabidopsis.

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    Summary: Inorganic nitrogen is a vital nutrient for plants. Soil nitrate provides as much as 90 percent of the nitrogen taken up by most plants and leads to a dramatic change in gene expression which is critical to direct the productivity and survival of the plant. Consequently nitrate is commonly provided by way of fertilizer to improve crop yield. However many crop plants are inefficient in their ability to utilize the nitrogen. For example corn and wheat typically only utilize 50 percent of the nitrogen applied to the soil and paddy rice may recoup as little as 30 percent.

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    India
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    National Council for Climate Change Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD) acts as an apex organization at the national level disseminating information and technology that will enable appropriate action and suggest policy frameworks to tackle impacts of global warming and climate c