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ICT Update Magazine - Special issue on drones for agriculture

Posted: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

CTA's ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for its forthcoming issue, which will focus on civilian drones (also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs) and how they can be used to support farming, fisheries, livestock and natural resource management. CTA would like to hear from anyone who has used or is using drone technology to carry out projects and initiatives involving the above-menti ...

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CTA-funded 3D map helping tribe document and articulate their traditional knowledge

Posted: Friday, 10 October 2014

Saramaccans settled along the Upper Suriname River have expressed the hope that a form of Geographical Information Systems introduced by Tropenbos International and CTA will ensure they will better cope with the trauma provoked by their relocation from their traditional lands five decades ago, the effects of which are still being experienced. Saramaccan chief Godfried Adjako was sharing their expe ...

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Maps for traditional knowledge – bringing the 3rd dimension to the negotiating table [Media release]

Posted: Friday, 10 October 2014

Paramirobo, Suriname - Participatory mapping is a powerful tool for enabling local communities to document their landscapes and shape policies that affect their development. A Participatory 3 Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) exercise presented at the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture shows how an indigenous tribe in Suriname has developed a 3D map of its territory. The initiative, implemented by CTA ...

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Saramakan’s forests: watercourses at the core of a participatory 3D modelling exercise along the upper Suriname River

Posted: Saturday, 6 September 2014

JAW JAW, SURINAME, 6 September 2014. From Atjoni, Suriname, it takes 40 minutes by motorised longboat to reach Jaw Jaw, a village sprinkled along the shores of the mighty upper Suriname River. This area is home to approximately 17,000 Afro-Surinamese people belonging to the Saramakan tribe. These people survive on shifting cultivation, fishing, hunting, harvesting of timber and non-timber forests ...

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Tobagonians hand over the Participatory 3D model to the Tobago House of Assembly

Posted: Tuesday, 23 October 2012

12 October 2012, SCARBOROUGH - Tobagonians, today, handed over the participatory 3D model of Tobago to the Tobago House of Assembly’s (THA’s) Secretary of Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and the Environment, the Honourable Gary Melville. The hand-over ceremony, which took place at the auditorium of the Tobago Hospitality and Training Institute at Mount St. George (close ...

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