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The American Public Gardens Association (the Association) and the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) set out to collaborate and conduct this study to understand the extent of urban agriculture program impacts.
Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.
Crop wild relatives are potential sources of traits for crop improvement, especially for developing varieties tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Wild food plants, on the other hand, constitute important components of the diets of many people.
This document is a condensation of the input of 60 experts from academia, state and local government, and the nonprofit sector who gathered in Chicago in 2010 to outline the range of issues which need to be addressed in order to safely grow food on form
80% of our calorie intake comes from just twelve plant species, 50% of our calories come from just the three big grasses; wheat, maize and rice. What would happen were we to lose one of these crops?
The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world’s most important food crops to climate change.
Agroforestry, the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal production systems, is being deployed to enhance productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship of agricultural operations and lands across the United States.
The primary goals of this research were to 1) determine how public gardens are addressing food systems education, 2) discern what information gardens communicate about challenges facing food systems, and 3) identify barriers to including challenging and
Consistent with their historical focus on the functional utility of plants, botanical gardens have an important opportunity to help ensure global food and ecosystem security by expanding their living collections, research and education programmes to emp