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ACP-EU Update: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA)

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA) is a collaborative effort involving African and European scientists working at 10 research institutions (seven in Africa, three...

Q&A

Q&A: People and Plants International

How did PPI come about? PPI builds on the People and Plants Initiative, a partnership of UNESCO, WWF and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which ended in December 2004. Fro...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: TV & video

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

Power to the community..

Using hydro and solar energy, a village in Kenya now boasts the first hybrid zero emission power supply in the country. The community power centre provides a stab......

Ghanaian cocoa farmer video.....

Research conducted on similar cocoa farming areas in Cameroon shows that if left untreated, this disease can result in crop losses of up to 90%. For Ghanaian coc.....

Generating power and money..

The introduction of solar power systems to rural communities in East Africa is developing new business opportunities as well as providing affordable and safe elec......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 63 - Adapting to climate change

Forecasts for a fairer future..

An early warning system delivers rainfall data to Kenyan farmers’ cell phones...

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

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