TropiTree contains the assembled expressed transcripts from an RNA-seq study of a set of 24 important tropical tree species, along with the microsatellites discovered within them and primer pairs designed to the microsatellite markers.
This tool enables you to select useful tree species for planting anywhere in Africa using Google Earth. In 2012, we prepared an updated version of this tool, especially enhancing the information provided in the "species selector" spread sheets.
At the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), we see that the future of trees is on farms, but what will that future hold if farmers do not have access to high quality seed and seedlings? The opportunity for significant economic development will be missed.
'Orphan crops' are African food crops such as millet, sorghum and cassava, among many others that are primarily grown for subsistence as they are not commercially viable. This fact has made researchers and industries to neglect them.
Version 1.3 of the Switchboard documents the presence of a total of 26,301 plant species (34,066 species including synonyms) across 23 web-based information sources. When available, hyperlinks to selected species in particular information sources are provided. In total, Version 1.3 of the switchboard provides 221,984 hyperlinks at species level.
The fruit tree nursery accreditation scheme implemented by the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) has been promoted to enhance the supply of high quality fruit tree planting materials and reduce the number of dubious seedling market players.
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a centre of scientific excellence possessing the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information. Our vision is an equitable world where all people have viable livelihoods supported by healthy and productive landscapes. The Centre generates science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation that benefit the poor and the environment.