CDROM & databases

Women of Uganda Network

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organization established in May 2000. WOUGNET promotes the use of ICTs by women to enhance their capacities and opportunities for sharing and exchanging information and collaboration. Read more...

The CPC: a multimedia tool to identify pests

In several countries in Africa, a multimedia tool called the Crop Protection Compendium (CPC) is helping farmers to recognize and control crop diseases and pests via the Internet and CD-ROM. Read more...

TADinfo: An information system for animal health

Juan Lubroth and Akiko Kamata explain how a software package developed by the FAO is helping veterinary services to prevent outbreaks and halt the spread of animal diseases. Read more...

Fingerprinting plant killers

David Cooke, a researcher at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) explains how DNA-based molecular diagnostics is helping researchers to fight plant diseases caused by a notorious family of fungi. Read more...

Locust update

In the summer of 2004, just as West Africa was struck by the worst locust plague in 15 years, issue 20 of ICT Update reported on eLocust, the FAO's electronic desert locust monitoring and early warning system. Read more...

TechTip: Lucid, a tool for identifying pests

To identify an insect, an entomologist will first narrow down the range of possibilities by examining the creature's appearance. For instance, if it has two wings it will most probably be a species of fly. If it has eight legs, chances are it will be a spider. Read more...

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...

Q&A: The status of ICTs in integrated pest management

In what ways are ICTs helping to control pests? 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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