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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...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Monitoring

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

Increasing the flow of data..

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

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 67 - ICT innovation

Track your cow’s development..

A mobile phone application tracks each cow to inform the farmer about periods in gestation, feeding, milking and disease control....

A simple exchange system..

Next2’s SMS service in Kenya and Nigeria lets farmers share local knowledge, expertise and experiences with each other, and with agricultural researchers....

A bridge between farmers an.....

Kenyan farmer, Zack Matere, searches the web for useful agricultural information, then posts it on notice boards around his community helping other producers to i......

Cooperation for development..

The spirit of sharing is at the heart of the many new technology hubs that have opened in ACP countries in recent years. In Zambia, BongoHive encourages industry......

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