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  • Issue no. 76
  • February 2014

Q&A

Changing market dynamics

Financial services – credit, savings and insurance – are a fundamental enabler for farmers and their families to reduce their vulnerability and create new opportunities.


Young voices

ICTs and agricultural entrepreneurship

The social penetration of ICT tools and the key role youth are playing in the development of ICTs for agriculture are creating important opportunities in the sector.  


Bookmarks

Rural Finance Learning Centre

The Rural Finance Learning Centre offers online, easily accessible information products related to rural finance. 


Tech Talk

Creating a ripple effect

GM Services, a privately owned internet café in Sussundenga, a village Mozambique, is providing young people with an opportunity to access and use ICTs. 


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

The soils lab in a suitcase..

A technique previously used by the pharmaceutical industry to ensure quality control in medicines is taking off as a tool that could deliver major increases in f.....

Mauritius: Reforming the su.....

Sugar cane is vital to the economy of Mauritius. In 2004 it accounted for 19% of the value of exports and 5% of the country’s GDP. About 90% of the arable land,.....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

Community methodology..

 A study by the Kyoto: Think Global, Act Local project shows that using open source software for data collection can be cost-effective for forest communities....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 72 - Open access & open data

Open data and open science ..

Modern science relies on data – lots of data that are complex and diverse. Open science – scientific results, the data that feed them, the software that sits be.....

High-quality science benefi.....

Open access publishing can help spread knowledge and move science forward....

Opening access – views from.....

Open access initiatives in Africa are helping countries there face development challenges....

No longer ‘publishing as us.....

Today’s ICT-driven world provides new opportunities for scientists to leverage open data to create important breakthroughs....

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