Perspectives

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...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GIS

P3DM: Mapping for sustainab.....

‘You can see our entire village right in front you’, the head of the village told the group sitting around the 3D model. ‘You can also see where we are going to.....

Escaping the rising sea..

Mangrove forests in the tropical and subtropical coastal areas harbour rich ecosystems and protect the coastlines from erosion and damage from storms. Their econ......

Murky, murky waters..

The processes of economic liberalization have hit the poor of Senegal especially hard. In Dakar, unemployment of 25% has forced many city-dwellers to engage in s.....

Kenya: Introducing GIS to a.....

At the edge of the town of Ugunja, in the Siaya district of Kenya, there is a small blue and white building where the activities of a group of volunteers are.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 77 - Linking farmers to markets

Unlocking the market ..

The use of mobile apps by smallholder farmers in Kenya has helped them to gain access to markets.  ...

Apps for small agri-busines.....

ICT applications are helping entrepreneurs in the Caribbean agricultural sector through every stage of the business cycle.  ...

Improving sales strategies.....

N’Kalo is helping farmers improve their sales strategies and increasing their profits.  ...

Five ways of engaging the y.....

Young peoples’ affinity with ICTs and their ability to innovate is the key to moving mAgriculture forward.  ...

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