The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" (May 18th 2012) will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation. The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. vifabio is supporting this campaign by collecting the most important internet sources together for you.
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The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message. ... [Information of the supplier]
The database was constructed during the, now completed, research project “Information System for Renewable Raw Materials” (INARO). It offers detailed information about 85 cultivated plants for which a search is possible with both German and botanical names. The target groups include all who are concerned with renewable raw materials ─ from agriculture, guidance, trade and processing, through research, administration, and the representation of interests, to consumers and the press. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
The programme PROTA is an initiative of Wageningen University, Netherlands. In cooperation with institutes in Africa and Europe, the programme intends to survey, compile, edit, publish and disseminate existing knowledge on some 7000 useful plants of Tropical Africa. (...) The PROTA databank is the basic output of the programme which will ultimately comprise: 6,000-8,000 newly made review articles on the useful plants of Tropical Africa following a standardized format; a unified literature list with an estimated 200,000 references; an estimated 15,000 photographs and drawings; 2,500 geographic distribution maps. ... [Information of the supplier]
"Ouvrages et articles anciens", a part of the Pl@ntNet project is dedicated to the digitisation of literature, particular from the time before Linnaeus and related to crops. Access to such documents is often difficult, because the books and manuscripts are rare or very hard to find in catalogues. While the Internet and the digitisation of historical works make advances, finding valuable resources here is not easy. The "Ouvrages et articles anciens" project coordinates a wiki that provides access through digitisation and translation of texts in web sites, and the indexing of links to digitised items. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]