Building women's capacities on seed conservation and agro-ecology to adapt to climate change
Description of the project
Ex situ conservation is the technique of conservation of all levels of biological diversity outside their natural habitats through different techniques like zoo, captive breeding, aquarium, botanical garden, and gene bank
Description of the project
By 2050, climate change is likely to reduce maize production globally by 3–10 percent and wheat production in developing countries by 29–34 percent. Even without climate change, the real costs of wheat and maize will increase by 60 percent between 2000 and 2050; climate change could make the figure substantially greater. Food security, despite the above, may be possible if agricultural systems are transformed through improved seed, fertilizer, land use, and governance.
Description of the project:
Grainothèque, set up in the Western part of Ivory Coast, works on preserving and exploring the genetic diversity and reproduction of local feeding plants through organic seed banks as well as improving access to information. Tools and technical notes explaining production techniques, pollination, botanical classification, isolation, harvesting, seed stocking and feeding properties are made available to women. An android application provides technical help to producers in case of plant diseases.
Background: Certain growth substances regulate the internal signaling mechanisms of plants. Once such class of substances known as brassinosteroids is a unique class of biologically active natural products that possess plant steroidal hormone activity. This invention provides identification of nucleic acid molecules that encode the proteins involved in the synthesis of brassionosteroids. Invention Description: The brassionosteroids can be used as plant protectants from both pesticide and environmental adversity and appear to be useful in insect control.
Technology Description: This NDSU invention is a ceramer precursor coating composition which can be used to form ceramer coatings having high tensile modulus and tensile strength while exhibiting a relatively moderate strain-at-break value. The coating composition includes an unsaturated oil stock and a sol-gel precursor which includes a mixture of at least two different sol-gel precursor species. The use of two sol-gel precursors has resulted in superior film properties over the use of a single sol-gel precursor.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing methods to reduce or prevent crop losses due to unanticipated environmental and biological stresses. Lysophospholipids such as lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE) and lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) are derived from membrane phospholipids by the action of the enzyme phospholipase A2 and naturally occur in many plant and animal tissues including egg yolk and soybeans. Drs.
Cuphea is a tropically grown flowering plant which is known as a rich source of medium-chain fatty acids having high commercial value. However this plant is not commercially utilized in large-scale agriculture due to its characteristic sequential maturation and release of oil seeds from the seed pods which precludes mechanized harvesting. Cuphea is generally harvested by hand at present.
Jab Planters are mainly used to open small seed holes in precision planting and leads to agriculture moisture conservation
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