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Mobilising medical support

Many developing countries, faced with a drastic shortage of trained medical personnel, increasingly rely on community health workers to provide at least a basic level of ca...

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The best of health

How do rural communities benefit from e-health? E-health can benefit rural communities in so many ways. It is only when you are healthy that you can sustain work on the la...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Fintrac’s mobile office: de.....

Imagine this: extension workers and technicians who go around the country in mobile offices equipped with a wide range of top-notch ICTs such as a global posi.....

Moving with communities..

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

First things first..

After years of ignoring or circumscribing urban agriculture, some cities in developing countries have begun to embrace the phenomenon, as they now see its benefi.....

Botswana: Tracking wildlife.....

At Lone Tree, a village in the Kalahari desert in Botswana, CyberTracker is working with traditional hunters and expert trackers to help them gather information a.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 76 - Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

The agricultural mobile fin.....

Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain and giving farmers greater access to a range of financial services. ...

Big data for smallholders..

The Financial Identity Risk Management solution will provide consumer protection while enabling lenders to offer credit that can improve a borrower’s life and lif......

Beyond cash..

SmartMoney has grown from a small intervention targeting market inefficiencies between rural farmers and agriculture organisations to a community-wide rural payme......

Reducing supply chain credi.....

A mobile platform called MoBiashara aims to reduce supply chain credit risk and compute an alternative credit scoring that promotes access to finance. ...

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