Issue 52: Biodiversity

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ICTs and food security, Technology Watch report from ITU

Food security and hunger are global concerns. This Technology Watch Report examines some of the main ways in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be used locally and globally to address the problems of food security and hunger and reviews the relevant ICT standardization work. | Read more...

TEDGlobal: A global back up for agriculture

For all of our technical wizardry, human survival relies on a thin layer of soil, seeds and the occasional thunderstorm, Cary Fowler told the TEDGlobal audience in Oxford. It is a picture of the delicate balance that nurtures life on Earth, and while... | Read more...

Securing and using Africa's indigenous knowledge base

Indigenous knowledge and technologies play major roles in biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and prospecting. In addition, their contributions to increasing food production, fighting HIV/AIDS and other diseases, and stemming environmental degradation. | Read more...

Nature Magazine biodiversity special

Nature examines some of the most pressing issues concerning the loss of biodiversity, as well as ways to address the problem. The fact that upper levels of government are beginning to focus their attention on the biodiversity crisis gives some cause for optimism. Link | Read more...

Small-scale farmers: key to preserving diversity

The small farm sector is of tremendous importance for developing countries. It merits much more support than it has received in recent decades, especially in this time of growing economic and ecological crisis. | Read more...

The other inconvenient truth: the crisis in global land use

'Bridge the artificial divide between production agriculture and environmental conservation. We cannot solve these problems by boosting agricultural production at the expense of the environment, nor can we ignore the growing need for food in the name of preserving natural ecosystems. Link | Read more...

ICTs for e-Environment. ITU report

This report reviews key ICT trends and provides an overview of the impact that ICTs have on the environment and climate change as well as their role in helping mankind to mitigate and adapt to these changes. Link | Read more...

Practical Action - Rural Agriculture and Pastoralism Programme

The programme has made remarkable contributions to policy debates in animal health, biodiversity and plant genetic resources, and indigenous knowledge in development. It is gradually expanding into natural resource management and strengthening non-agricultural livelihoods. | Read more...

Agricultural Biodiversity Initiative for Africa

The apex agricultural research organization in Africa, in recognition of the need for highly focused advocacy to focus research investment and development on optimizing the conservation and use of Africa’s agricultural biodiversity resources, the... | Read more...

BioMAP: Biodiversity Monitoring & Assessment Project

Biodiversity Monitoring & Assessment Project The BioMap project has as its primary objective the development and strengthening of biodiversity research, monitoring and assessment across Egypt. It will research and build an extensive database to... | Read more...

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