This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
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 www.brahmsonline.com. 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.