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

Tropical Africa is home to about 30,000-35,000 higher plant species, an estimated 7000 of which are used by man in many different ways. Information about these useful plants is dispersed over several hundred thousands of different publications. Read more...

ACP-EU Update: Funding for the Information Society

At the end of WSIS Summit in Geneva, the question of how to finance efforts to bridge the digital divide remained unresolved. The proposal of President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal to create a ‘Digital Solidarity Fund’ was warmly received in the South, including in many ACP countries. Read more...

ACP-EU Update: Giving youth a voice in policy making

Youth should be systematically involved in the development and implementation of youth-oriented policies. This is one of the recommendations made by a group of young people from ACP countries in a statement to policy makers participating in CTA’s... Read more...

TechTip: FloraMap™

FloraMap™ is a software tool for botanists and biodiversity specialists that can be used to predict the geographic distributions of plant species in the wild. The program, developed at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in... Read more...

ACP-EU Update: illegal logging

Illegal logging is a pervasive problem that causes enormous damage to forests, local communities and national economies. The EU is one of the largest markets for timber and forest products, but has virtually no legal means of preventing illegal imports. Read more...

ACP-EU Update: EU Task Force on Land Tenure

Most international institutions and donor agencies now recognize that land issues, in particular well organized land tenure systems, are crucially important for economic development and growth, poverty reduction and governance in the developing world. Read more...

Q&A: Multipurpose community telecentres in Africa

Can you give a short description of MCTs? Read more...

Q&A: ICTs, agrometeorology and farmers

Making agricultural meteorology more operational is not enough to help farmers. According to Professor Kees Stigter, the knowledge gap is very real and only strong policies can overcome it. Read more...

Q&A: ISRIC, soils and ACP farmers

Sjef Kauffman explains how ISRIC – World Soil Information, is improving access to the world’s soil maps for everyone. Read more...

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