Seed-saving of diversity and autonomy in Portugal

The expression “perdi-lhe o inço!” is used in the Algarve (South Portugal) to indicate that the seeds (as well as seedlings or other propagation material) of a certain variety have been lost. In Alto Minho it is also customary to say “olha, já me desinçei disto!”,...

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Archaeology of wine in Roman Lusitania

Phoenician traders from the region of what is now Lebanon probably brought the first wine to the Iberian Peninsula in the 9th-8th century B.C. After this, the first vines appeared in the Phoenician and Greek colonies founded in the southern coast of Iberia,...

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Plants, dunes and people: coasts as entangled environments

In May, ReSEED project published a tweet about a conference on seeds and travelling plants. The tweet said and I quote: “European navigators didn´t travel empty-handed. They took & brought back different plants”. When I read this, I knew it was the best way to...

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“Plantations are back”: palm oil in São Tomé

Driving south through São Tomé’s national road n. 2 we are welcomed by “the flourishing palm groves of Agripalma”. Oil palms reign supreme over that territory, creating a green pattern of staggering geometric regularity. When the fog lifts, it is possible to see the...

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This blog is managed by ReSEED Project’s team. We aim at sharing ideas, discussions, findings that arise from our research journey. We are researching on seeds and the research also seeds our thoughts!
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