East Africa

Vital Climate Change Graphics

Image bank and PDF paphlet of graphics from UNEP illustrating different aspects of climate change issues. The contents of the publication are accessible on the web site, where all graphics are reproduced in data formats that can be downloaded for further use. | Read more...

First things first

Despite the amount of research on urban agriculture, very little is actually known about the extent of farming activities in many cities. After years of ignoring or circumscribing urban agriculture, some cities in developing countries have begun to... Read more...

Green thumbs and green practices

Increasing environmental awareness among consumers means that ecological standards must be tracked from the florist back to the flower farm, and some growers in ACP countries are using a web application to do so. Read more...

The soils lab in a suitcase

A technique previously used by the pharmaceutical industry to ensure quality control in medicines is taking off as a tool that is set to radically transform soil mapping in Africa and beyond. The technique puts the equivalent of a million-dollar soils... Read more...

Farming from space: precision agriculture in Sudan

Jon Howcroft looks at how GPS and GIS technology are helping to boost farm productivity, while minimizing damage to the environment in eastern Sudan Read more...

Kenya: Introducing GIS to a rural community

M’Lis Flynn looks at how the Ugunja Community Resource Centre has overcome the lack of technical and human resources. Read more...

Mapping sweet potato in Eastern Africa

Simon T. Gichuki and Robert J. Hijmans report on a project that is collecting germplasm samples and local knowledge of sweet potato varieties in Eastern Africa with the help of DIVA-GIS, a free geographic information system (GIS). Read more...

Crop debugger

Theophilus E. Mlaki describes how CABI's Crop Protection Compendium on CD-ROM has helped farmers in Tanzania to eliminate a devastating cassava pest. Read more...

CDS/ISIS software for libraries

Doris Matovelo and Egbert de Smet explain why Sokoine National Agricultural Library in Tanzania chose CDS/ISIS software to administer its catalogue and other library operations. Read more...

Tanzania: Identifying rural ICT needs

Pantaleon N. Shoki reports on a study of ICTs for rural development in the Karagwe district. Read more...

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