Software

From pen-and-paper to RFID tracking

The island of Vanuatu is set to become only the second country in the world to operate the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), the Australian tracking system for cattle that is compatible with EU traceability requirements. Read more...

Wine, workers and web applications

South African wine, fruit and cut-flower growers are employing a web application developed by Tesco to track labour standards to ensure they retain market access in the UK and don’t scare off the growing number of ethical consumers. 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...

Diversification Agriculture Project Alliance (DAPA) in Latin America

Small-scale coffee growers in the mountains of southern Colombia are capable farmers. They dream of better ways of growing their coffee and profiting from the increasing demand for specialty products. Read more...

Conserving medicinal plants in Ghana

George Owusu-Afriyie describes how BG-BASE, a database program designed to manage information on botanical collections, is helping to conserve medicinal plants in Ghana. Read more...

Caribbean software for natural products chemistry

Robert Lancashire tells the success story of the JCAMP-DX Data Viewer, a computer program developed in Jamaica being used by organic chemists worldwide. Read more...

CDS/ISIS software for libraries

Doris Matovelo and Egbert de Smet explain why Sokoine National Agricultural Library in Tanzania chose CDS/ISIS software to administer its catalogue and other library operations. Read more...

The Youth for Technology Foundation: digital opportunities

Hemlata Jain explains how the Owerri Digital Village is providing ICT training for disadvantaged youth in eastern Nigeria. Read more...

Benin: Internet for women civil servants

Alice Kouboura Djinadou Igue describes a project to provide computer training to women civil servants in rural areas. Read more...

The Caribbean: ICT tools for women organic farmers – the Knowing & Growing Network

Nidhi Tandon reports on a regional computer training workshop for Caribbean women engaged in organic farming. Read more...

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