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  • Issue no. 76
  • February 2014

Software

Techtip: PIP Toolbox

The PIP Toolbox is intended to raise awareness among ACP fruit and vegetable farmers about EU food safety and traceability requirements. This e-education tool was developed by the Europe–ACP Liaison Committee Pesticides Initiative Programme (COLE/... Read more...

TechTip: Standards maximize the value of geospatial software

Participatory GIS projects usually involve collaboration, which in turn requires the sharing of geospatial information. Until recently this often meant that data files needed to be converted from one system’s internal format into that of another 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: The status of ICTs in integrated pest management

In what ways are ICTs helping to control pests? Read more...

PDF: St. Lucia’s Climate Change Adaptation Policy & Strategy - 2003

St. Lucia’s integrated and coordinated approach to planning for and ameliorating the effects of climate change. | Read more...

PDF: Guyana’s National Climate Change Adaptation Policy and Adaptation Plan 2001

Guyana’s plan for adaptation to climate change, focussing on the country’s vulnerable coastal areas. | Read more...

Development Dialogue Sept. 2006 no.48: Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatisation and Power

362-page special edition of Development Dialogue journal, from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, devoted to discussing the role of carbon trading within development. Link | Read more...

PDF: Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience in International River Basins

Wherever a major river, lake, or aquifer system is shared by two or more sovereign nations, the shared (international) waters become vulnerable to indiscriminate exploitation and degradation. Urbanization and environmental degradation, can cause... | Read more...

Techtip: Africover Software Family

The Africover Software Family is a powerful suite of tools for land cover mapping that is free and easy to use. 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...

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