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Issue 32 Traceability

May 2006

The European Union, the United States, Australia, Japan and other Northern regions have over the last few years introduced tough new traceability requirements covering farm products entering their ports.

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Issue 31 Soils

February 2006

As many other parts of the world, ACP countries have seen their soils severely degraded over the last 100 years, largely due to overcultivation, overgrazing, extensive fuelwood gathering, increased...

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Issue 30 Precision Agriculture

December 2005

This issue of ICT Update focuses on precision farming, an advanced e-agriculture application that ICT experts are calling a true agricultural revolution. Still in its infancy, precision farming...

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Issue 29 WSIS-2

October 2005

For African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries sustainable agricultural and rural development is crucial in the efforts to eradicate poverty. Accordingly, the discussions of WSIS-2 should urgently...

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Issue 28 Access to natural resources

September 2005

At the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly held in Bamako, Mali, in April 2005, governments declared that ‘the development of agriculture remains an essential component of economic development...

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Issue 27 Participatory GIS

August 2005

Resource distribution, tenure and access are crucial factors in natural resources management. What they have in common is that they are spatially defined within broader social, economic and environmental...

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Issue 26 Traditional plants

June 2005

This issue of ICT Update takes a look at projects that combine new technologies with traditional knowledge to provide scientific credence to herbal medicines, find new markets for traditional plant...

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Issue 25 Information & Documentation

April 2005

This issue of ICT Update takes a look at some recent initiatives to bridge gaps in the dissemination of agricultural information. Two of the projects presented in this issue are using a combination...

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Issue 24 Invasive Species

February 2005

As the process of globalization gathers pace, information, people and commodities move around the world more freely. With them, intentionally or unintentionally, come species that move across ecosystems,...

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Issue 23 WSIS

December 2004

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) brings together governments, United Nations agencies, industry leaders, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and media representatives...

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