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Agriculture loses a passionate advocate.. Thriving paddocks of lucerne and medic pasture will serve as a reminder of lucerne breeder and leader of the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Pastures Group Geoff Auricht, who died in September after a brief battle with cancer... In Australia, Geoff managed projects for the GRDC, Australian Wool Innovation and the CRC for Salinity as well as a project for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) - 'Lucerne for adverse environments in China and Australia' - of which he was particularly proud...
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Almost half of today's global wheat-growing area is planted with varieties derived from research within the international agricultural research system - primarily CIMMYT, with support also from the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)... An analysis of the pedigrees of 4604 wheat varieties released worldwide from 1994 to 2014 showed 63 per cent featured genetic contributions from the breeding research of CIMMYT and ICARDA... In South Asia - home to more than 300 million people categorised as undernourished and whose inhabitants consume more than 100 million tonnes of wheat a year - 92 per cent of wheat varieties carry CIMMYT or ICARDA ancestry...
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Any agricultural science program has a broader impact when it involves women as major players," he says... Two of the female students Dr Ogbonnaya mentored at ICARDA went on to win the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award, which recognises the importance of supporting women in agricultural science - particularly in wheat research... "The attraction of ICARDA was that it was an international centre, and it offered a way to do research that would contribute to both developed and developing countries facing these kinds of problems," Dr Ogbonnaya says...
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The area dedicated to GM crops now exceeds 170 million hectares across 28 countries, up six per cent from 2011... The five leading developing countries growing GM crops (China, India, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa) represent 40 per cent of the global population... Sudan and Cuba planted GM crops for the first time (cotton and corn respectively), while Germany, Sweden and Poland did not plant GM crops in 2012 because of product access and regulatory issues...
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The area dedicated to GM crops now exceeds 170 million hectares across 28 countries, up six per cent from 2011... The five leading developing countries growing GM crops (China, India, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa) represent 40 per cent of the global population... Sudan and Cuba planted GM crops for the first time (cotton and corn respectively), while Germany, Sweden and Poland did not plant GM crops in 2012 because of product access and regulatory issues...
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