1. Le World Vegetable Center (centre international sur la recherche des légumes), comme son nom l'indique, met l’accent sur les légumes pour réduire la pauvreté et la malnutrition. Leur site web présente de nombreuses ressources utiles et des publications. Parmi elles sont des vidéos sur la façon de...
  2. 08/02/2017 Smallholder farmers in rural African villages rely on their home-grown seeds for more than 85% of their needs. Due to various reasons, small holder farmers are enticed or forced to use seeds from commercial companies which create dependency. Seed saving has challenges. For farmers to produce...
  3. 20/01/2015 Storing seeds in the tropics can often be difficult; with high temperatures and humid conditions, seeds lose their ability to germinate quickly. Many techniques for seed storage exist, from the high-tech standards of gene banks to simple methods used by villagers for saving their own seeds. All...
  4. 22/03/2017 Seed conservation under tropical climates is a great challenge when usual storage technology is lacking. Seed pests and the loss of seed viability are among the main risks faced by farmers and seed banks. ScientistsLawrence et. al.recently found that vacuum sealing significantly reduces stored...
  5. Agronomy for Sustainable Development Brian Lawrence, Abram Bicksler, Kimberly Duncan Abstract : Prevention of pests while maintaining viable seed during storage is often challenging for smallholder farmers in the tropics and subtropics. Investment in costly technologies or storage equipment is...
  6. 17/07/2017 La protection de la viabilité des semences pendant la conservation peut être une tâche difficile dans les régions tropicales, qui ont souvent des températures élevées et une forte humidité relative. En mai 2017, ECHO a organisé un atelier sur la conservation des semences dans notre Ferme mondiale...
  7. Abstract -Conservation Physiology Seed viability monitoring, usually through a germination test, is a key aspect of genebank management; a low viability result triggers the regeneration of an accession in order to ensure that the genetic diversity of the accession is conserved and available for...
  8. Abstract - BioScience Current extinction rates of plant and animal speciesare estimated to be as much as 100- to 1000-fold higher than during the recent geological past, a phenomenon that conservation biologists attribute to wide-scale destruction of natural habitats (Pimm et al. 1995). As...
  9. Abstract -New Phytologist Loss of moisture in mature seeds ofQuercus roburL. was associated with loss of viability, a rise in lipid peroxidation and build-up of free radicals. Radical-initiated damage was largely confined to the embryonic axes as their moisture contents declined to below 47 %....
  10. AccessAgriculture Training Video Associer des cultures de céréales avec des légumineuses est une des stratégies de la gestion intégrée du striga et de la fertilité du sol. Mais il y a deux défis majeurs pour maintenir la qualité des semences de légumineuses. D’abord, les semences perdent...