Land consolidation is used in agriculture to improve the livelihoods of farmers and to facilitate a more prosperous and efficient agricultural sector. But is are the long-term impact of heavy land consolidation on biological diversity?
The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the main source of protein and nutrients in both Africa and Latin America. This study focused on assessing the impact of climate change and how future climatic scenarios might intensify stress in the plant’s development.
This study examines the domestication and dispersal patterns of the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes). Using a combination of genetic analysis and distribution models based on GBIF-mediated occurrences, researchers provides new insights into the history of this important native staple.
This study maps the current locations of Arabica production using GBIF-mediated occurrences along with known locations of coffee farms, and then, using current climate data, models Arabica production onto so-called agro-ecological zones.
A shortlist of 20 plants for priority conservation in Benin has been drawn up, based on relatedness to crops used to sustain livelihoods in the country, using GBIF to help identify plant records from relevant genera.