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Making technology appropriate

Irrigation has never been common in most of sub-Saharan Africa. The climate has enabled farmers to grow their crops, quite successfully, under rainfed-only conditions. B...

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Efficiency in full flow

Few farmers use irrigation. What are the main limiting factors?Irrigation has always been fairly expensive option for small-scale farmers. You also need the right enviro...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Weeding out alien invaders..

Jonathon Pryor wades through a dense mass of overgrown vegetation – weeds, clumps of grass and thorn bushes – and pulls out his hand-held global positioning syst.....

SFLP: arming fishermen with.....

Only a few years ago, when the subsistence fishermen of Bongolon sighted a trawler poaching in their fishing grounds, they stood helplessly, sometimes firing.....

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

Peppers, ports and pest tra.....

Only a few years after the Jamaican hot pepper industry began to ‘heat up’, farmers began to see exports to their key market, the United States, cool down quite.....

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

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......

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. ...

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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