News in: Biodiversity

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G4AW Geodata Open Smallholders’ Eyes to SMART Agriculture

Family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector both in developing and developed countries. As advocated by this year’s International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), science and technology can also empower the most important actors in the food production chain in developing countries: farmers, fishermen and pastoralists. What’s been put forward so far? Read on

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WildLeaks Tackles Global Poaching and Forest Crimes

Once called ‘Langxang’, the kingdom of a thousand elephants, Laos is still home to one of the largest remaining populations of Asian elephants in Indochina, said WCS. A sad fact is that poaching for ivory causes a drastic drop of elephant population and the forested part of the country Read on

 Matt Rigney

Top Sustainable Seafood Apps

We've written a lot in the past about our global consumption of fish outpacing natural production. Now more than ever, it's time to make smart decisions about what we eat. See how you can make a difference with these three apps dedicated to sustainable seafood consumption. Read on

 Brad Higham

Worldwide Crop-mapping Tool Targets Rural Development

Cropland accounts for nearly 12 percent of the planet’s ice-free land surface. In our age of broad data coming from satellite remote sensing, aerial photos or spatial information for crop growing locations helps improve spatial understanding of crop production systems for climate change impact monitoring and rural development. Read on

 opensource.com

Living Data Competition Brings Agricultural Open Data Sources ‘to Life’

Research findings should not be confined to academic journals and traditional published channels; with the emergence of Open Data (complete sets of information on an issue or activity that are open and free to use, reuse, and redistribute), information sharing can be done through ICT tools such as infographics, photo films and animated graphics to unleash research findings in paper entries in m Read on