This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7367: Guide to plant field guides - Phases I
Foresters, botanists, herbalists, park managers and many others often
have to prepare simple handouts, leaflets, guides, posters and public
information materials about plants and trees. Now, a new manual gives
them practical hints on how to tailor information materials to
particular audiences. Plus, there's a website where they can find
information to help identify flora and download copyright-free pictures.
Semi-literate villagers in southwest Ghana could name 80% of the trees
in the forest after just a short session with a farmer-friendly photo
guide prepared with the help of the manual. Before, they could name less
than 5%. In Sierra Leone and Tanzania, other guides are also already in
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10 pp.) taken from the CD.
FRP45, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 85.