Green wires

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

INTERNET, the world's communication network will soon becorne the source for crofters - tenants in Scotland holding small plots of arable land near their homes - to access information al;6ut the ecological impact of fanning a4iions on their land.

"We would like to explore @o what extent computer technology @ould be useful in gathering and ni pulating information for us," says ill Ritchie from Scotland-based As t Crofters Trust. In a nearly us $3 5,800 project, forest the crofters alongwith forestry group in Valencia, Spain, @d researchers@in The Netherlands , Germany, will develo a a@e to back up their long-term d=s about the land.The project, mainly nded by the European Union, wo%@initially last a year.

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