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  • Issue no. 76
  • February 2014

Software

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...

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...

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...

TechTip: Mo-Ap

The Micro-Banking Open Architecture Project (Mo-Ap) is a new initiative to define and develop open source standards, software and documentation for microfinance institutions (MFIs) worldwide. According to programmers James Dailey of the Grameen... Read more...

TechTip: JOBLAB

JOBLAB is a software package developed in Germany to help young people identify their personal strengths and aptitudes and assess their career options. Read more...

TechTip: GIS Invader

GIS Invader is an interactive geographic information system for registering aquatic alien species and creating distribution maps, developed by the Zoological Institute of the Regional Biological Invasions Center (RBIC) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 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...

TechTip: Decision Maker’s Guide to Compost Production

As seen in this issue’s article on the use of wastewater in Dakar, waste disposal in cities in developing countries presents both a problem for urban hygiene and at the same time an opportunity for farmers in terms of irrigation or fertilization of urban farms. Read more...

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