Software tool helps develop and protect botanical resources. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R3881, R4369 and R7276. The Botanical Research and Herbarium Management System (BRAHMS) is a novel software tool that captures plant and biodiversity data and images from herbarium specimens, literature, field observations, and plot samples. It then converts them into products and publications that help in the development and protection of botanical resources. It also facilitates the exchange of data among people, institutions and countries. BRAHMS is currently used in more than 29 countries worldwide, and is freely available from the website The products of the BRAHMS system can help countries understand the resources they possess, and how to harness them for agriculture, forestry, and medicinal and conservation purposes. They can also empower local communities and research institutes through training and the provision of information.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.


FRP08, 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 134.

Published 1 January 2007