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Using ICTs to eradicate the Carambola fruit fly

An IFAD project aimed at eradicating the Carambola fruit fly in Suriname and French Guiana is using satellite technology to effectively target infested areas. Read more...

eLocust: an improved desert locust monitoring and early warning system

This year's locust invasion is threatening to devastate crops throughout the Sahel and spark a food crisis in West Africa's worst locust plague in 15 years. Keith Cressman explains how the FAO´s eLocust sytem tm a palmtop computer, GPS device and... Read more...

Mobile GIS and local knowledge in monitoring carbon stocks

Jeroen Verplanke describes the development of a mobile GIS unit to record and monitor the carbon stored in natural forests. Read more...

The African Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF) project

Any meaningful natural resource management programme requires maps and other geographic information for effective planning and efficient implementation. Just as one does not build a house without firm foundations, any project, application, service... 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: Farm management software helps farmers improve productivity

Precision farming is intended to improve productivity while making more efficient use of fertilizers, pesticides and water, and minimizing the impacts on the environment. Farm management software can thus help farmers make informed decisions about the use of resources and plan for the future. Read more...

Q&A: ICTs and forest certification

Forest certification is a relatively new means of promoting sustainable forest management. The most widely used certification system is managed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Bonn, Germany. Zandra Martinez explains how the FSC is using ICTs to support its activities. 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...

Project: Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change (CPACC)

Project building capacity in the Caribbean region for the adaptation to climate change impacts, particularly sea level rise. Regional projects include design and establishment of a sea level/climate monitoring network and establishment of databases and information systems. Link | Read more...

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