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  • Issue no. 78
  • September 2014

GPS

South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project

The 14-year-old South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) aims to generate an accurate record of variance in long-term sea level for the South Pacific and make these data available to Pacific Island countries. | 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...

Peppers, ports and pest tracking

With the hot pepper market heating up, Jamaica has developed a state-of-the-art pest-incidence traceability system to ensure the gall midge and other pests do not become a barrier to North American and European market access. Read more...

Waste not, want not: satellite soil mapping in Mali and Burkina Faso

Leo Van Den Berg looks at how researchers employed remotely sensed satellite imagery and GIS to track the use of organic waste in urban agriculture in West Africa. 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...

Mauritius: Reforming the sugar cane industry

L.J.C. Autrey, S. Ramasamy and K.F. Ng Kee Kwong describe the achievements in the process of introducing precision farming technologies in Mauritius, and the challenges ahead. Read more...

Belize: Land tenure clarification using GPS

Ann Myles gives insight into the complex process of creating a computerized land registration system to establish a parcel-based title registration system Read more...

Weeding out alien invaders

Haru Mutasa reports on how geographic information technologies are being used in South Africa’s efforts to eradicate invasive plants in South Africa. Read more...

Trees for Tomorrow: raising environmental awareness in Jamaica

Susie Latham explains how the Jamaican Forestry Department has adopted a wide range of ICTs to restore the island's forests. Read more...

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