A plantain and banana seeds micropropagation project, developed by students at the Interamerican University in Barranquitas, was among 33 selected for the MIT Solve competition, which seeks solutions to global challenges.
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For around 10,000 years since the origin of agriculture in the Neolithic, modern humans had been using artificial selection for the improvement of crops and livestock. Previous to that period of time, humans had to live on what they found in the wild by hunting, fishing, and collecting seeds and roots to eat. In this context, Neolithic represents to human history the shift from a hunting-gathering economy to the direct production of food.
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For the 38th consecutive year, the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez will host the Five Days with Our Land Fair. The educational fair, held from March 17-21 at the Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum, features workshops, discussions, exhibits and artistic presentations. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend.
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A recent visit from faculty at the Santo Domingo Autonomous University visited the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez hopes to be the start of collaborative agreements in agricultural research between both institutions.
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