A farmer fertilizes crops at a rice field at Karang Malang village in Indramayu, Indonesia. Photo:  Antara Foto/Dedhez Anggara
BiotechnologyGFIA Steering Committee 2015NEWS

Back to the future: Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture

Important properties of wild plants, including varieties of wheat and rice, have been unintentionally lost during thousands of years of breeding. Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study says. Source: …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015Industry body

Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform

Alternative or associated name: SAI Platform Website address: http://www.saiplatform.org/ Email: info@saiplatform.org Tel: +32 2 500 87 57 Fax: +32 2 508 10 25 Head office: Brussels, Belgium The SAI Platform is the main food and drink industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. It was created in 2002 …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015R&D

University of Lleida

Alternative or associated name: UdL Website address: http://www.udl.es/ Email: pdi@seu.udl.cat Tel: +34 902 507 205 Fax: Head office: Lleida, Spain UdL combines its success as a long-standing university with a young and dynamic structure that is committed to high quality training based on advanced methods. Our offer includes training and …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015Supplier

Vallerani System

Alternative or associated name: Website address: http://www.vallerani.com Email: info@vallerani.com Tel: Fax: Head office: Marsciano, Italy The Vallerani System (VS) for reforestation is a fast and natural way to combat desertification and climate change while still respecting biodiversity. The VS uses the Delfino plough invented and patented by Dr Venanzio Vallerani …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015R&D

University of the Free State

Alternative or associated name: UFS Website address: http://www.ufs.ac.za/ Email: info@ufs.ac.za Tel: +27 51 401 9111 Fax: Head office: Bloemfontein, South Africa The University of the Free State is a multi campus public university in Bloemfontein, the judicial capital of South Africa. It specialised research and teaching departments include Natural and …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015R&D

World Vegetable Centre

Alternative or associated name: AVRDC Website address: http://avrdc.org Email: info@worldveg.org Tel: +886 6 583 7801 Fax: +886 6 583 0009 Head office: Tainan, Taiwan AVRDC, an international nonprofit research and development institute, is committed to alleviating poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through the increased production and consumption of …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015Supplier

Melinvest OJSC

Alternative or associated name: Website address: http://www.melinvest.ru Email: info@melinvest.ru Tel: +7 831 277 9779 Fax: +7 831 277 7643 Head office: Novgorod, Russia Melinvest OJSC manufactures grain handling, loading, and unloading equipment.

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015R&D

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Alternative or associated name: ICIMOD Website address: http://www.icimod.org Email: info@icimod.org Tel: +977 1 5003222 Fax: +977 1 5003299 Head office: Kathmandu, Nepal ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre based in Kathmandu, Nepal and serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas Ð Afghanistan, …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015R&D

Crops for the Future

Alternative or associated name: CFF Website address: http://www.cropsforthefuture.org Email: info@cropsforthefuture.org Tel: +603 89423891 Fax: +603 89487655 Head office: Serdang, Malaysia Crops for the Future is an international organisation dedicated to neglected and underutilised crops. It is a joint venture hosted in Malaysia by The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus and …

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GFIA Steering Committee 2015Investor / finance

Anterra Capital

Alternative or associated name: Website address: http://www.anterracapital.com/ Email: office@anterracapital.com Tel: +31 20 205 1034 Fax: Head office: Amsterdam, Netherlands Anterra Capital is an independent growth capital fund. We invest in fast growing companies that are working to make the global food supply chain safer, more efficient and more sustainable. Our …

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