Results of STD 3 agricultural research projects summarised on CTA's website
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CTA. 1999. Results of STD 3 agricultural research projects summarised on CTA's website. Spore 82. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The third Life Sciences and Technologies for Developing Countries Programme (STD 3), funded by the European Commission, ran from 1992 to 1995. This programme encouraged research institutions of industrialised and developing countries to co-operate...
The third Life Sciences and Technologies for Developing Countries Programme (STD 3), funded by the European Commission, ran from 1992 to 1995. This programme encouraged research institutions of industrialised and developing countries to co-operate closely in multidisciplinary projects. In the field of agriculture and the management of natural resources, 157 projects were selected from among the 1,283 proposals submitted to the Commission. Compared to the first two STD projects (1983-1991), the STD 3 projects placed more emphasis on production systems and sustainable management of the environment. Communication of the results of such programmes tends to be restricted to specialised articles published in scientific journals and conference proceedings, and these often remain inaccessible to non-experts. CTA therefore collaborated with the Commission in order to improve the dissemination of the results among the ACP and EU research and development communities. The Centre published summaries of STD 1 and 2 project reports in a series of volumes that appeared between 1989 and 1996. Details of the participating organisations were included, so as to promote contacts and exchanges between these and researchers on other continents. A new approach has been adopted for STD 3: the summaries, details of organisations and indexes have been published electronically, to speed up access to selected information. The first 50 reports of the STD 3 projects are now available on-line, in English or French, on the CTA Website, www.cta.nl. They are grouped under six main themes: production systems; restoration and conservation of the environment; improvement of crop production; forests; improvement of animal production; aquaculture and fisheries; and post-harvest technologies. About 100 additional reports will be published in the course of 1999 and 2000. European Commission Directorate-General XII -B Rue de la Loi 200 B - 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM Fax: +32 2 296 62 52 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org