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Current issue: Building resilience for family farming

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  • Issue no. 78
  • September 2014

Guest editor

ICTs improving family farming

ICTs are transforming the lives of family farmers, giving them better access to information, markets, services and inputs, and making them more resilient to external shocks.   


Young voices

Creating an upward spiral

The use of ICTs to access big data for farming purposes may well lift the status of the profession of farming as a whole – for both family farmers and young people.   


Article

e-adaptation to climate change in Malawi

An ICT-enhanced participatory radio campaign in Malawi shows that ICTs can be easily integrated into the lives and work of smallholder family farmers.     

Article

ICTs in rural Ghana

A mango growers association in Ghana is using ICTs to address the challenges affecting their livelihoods.   

Dispatches

Farm to table

Two projectsin Samoa that are very relevant to family farrming: Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) and  m-Link with its three applications m-Link Kitchern, m-Link Extension and m-Link Producer


Conference

AgriFuture Days 2014 Conference

Ajit Maru summarises the key points that were raised and discussed during the conference.   

EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Software

VoIP in the wilderness..

With no fixed-line service and mobile phone operators reluctant to invest in rural areas, the Fantsuam Foundation decided to provide VoIP to customers on its wire......

The democracy of technology..

National ICT policies provide guidance on how a country promotes the development of the information and communications sector. Ideally, these policies ensure th.....

Digital class notes..

The Educational Support Network in Zambia enables teachers to use ICTs to produce locally relevant digital lesson notes for distribution to other schools in the c......

Shea quality..

The Star Shea Network brings together rural women’s groups that specialise in harvesting and processing nuts from the shea tree. The network helps more than 3,0.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

An attractive opportunity..

Audio conferencing helps to make farming a viable prospect for young Ghanaians ...

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

Moving with communities..

A portable computer kit delivers agricultural training to Ugandan nomadic pastoralists...

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

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