saving in-situ and ex -situ genetic diversity from war and climate stresses

How Syrians Saved an Ancient Seedbank From Civil War
http://www.wired.com/2015/04/syrians-saved-ancient-seedbank-civil-war/?mbid=nl_041715

for those who may not know, it is useful to also recall Cambodian war and how Pol Pot, the dictator had banned cultivation of local varieties and thus tried to destroy the in situ genetic diversity.
http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc/bitstream/handle/10535/4637/Encounter%20of%20Cambodian%20rice%20farmers%20with%20war%20and%20rice%20diversity.pdf?sequence=1 (author of this paper not yet known, inform if you know)

also Ethiopian disaster needs to be remembered when people looted gene bank just to get plastic bottles in which seeds were kept, Ah!!!

Egyptian disaster too should be taught to our students of conservation, and saving public goods http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/genetic-diversity-lost-with-the-damage-of-egypt%E2%80%99s-deserts-gene-bank-egypt-protests-damage-desert-research-center-gene-bank-sheikh-zowaid-sinai-biodiversity-global-crop-diversity-trust/

Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and many other war torn countries are also loosing genetic diversity away form the glare of newspapers and media managers…

india should Offer cryo-preservation facility in siachin and laddakh for such gene-collections from all developing world–in case they dont want to send these to Norway

 

also see

http://www.agriculture.de/discus/messages/38/gupta02.pdf

http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/assets/snippets/workingpaperpdf/2010-09-03gupta.pdf

Cradle of Creativity: Strategies for in-situ Conservation of Agro Biodiversity Anil K. Gupta Vikas S. Chandak

http://www.slideshare.net/anilgb/conserving-diversity-of-nature-culture-and-institutions-nbri-2013

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=LIaDvhej17MC&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=in+situ+diversity+anil+gupta&source=bl&ots=97-ZzRh3oq&sig=OQt4DoPU8uH3DD4CvRsrGbeN2FI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EOYxVb_4JcvguQTNzoCgDg&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=in%20situ%20diversity%20anil%20gupta&f=false

GD-in-wheat-21-582x406

 

anilg

Visiting Faculty, IIM Ahmedabad & IIT Bombay and an independent thinker, activist for the cause of creative communities and individuals at grassroots, tech institutions and any other walk of life committed to make this world a more creative, compassionate and collaborative place

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