Perspectives

A system for food security

‘Market information systems need to be regularly updated and developed to meet the needs of farmers.’ Pierre Traore, of OMA and RESIMAO.


Q&A

The value of market information

‘Technology increases a farmer’s ability to reach potential buyers, but it does not guarantee that the farmer will get a good deal.’ Patrice Annequin, marketing and market information specialist at IFDC.


Bookmarks

Guide to good traceability practice

Documenting and collecting data throughout the supply chain helps small-scale producer reach lucrative new markets.


Tech Talk

A balance of information

‘I really identify with the Caribbean Nobel Laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis, who recognised so long ago that “the fundamental cure for poverty is not money, but knowledge”.’ Claudette de Freitas, CEO, CEED Ltd


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Radio

Network support..

Over the past few decades, sugar and bananas were the most common agricultural products grown in the Caribbean. However, with the recent decline in these two se.....

Input through data..

Since 2002, the SEND Foundation has been monitoring Ghana’s poverty reduction strategy, and researching whether the country’s poor have been benefitting from th.....

Kenya: The health and agric.....

AIDS remains a major problem in Kenya, and it is often women and girls who bear the brunt of the pandemic. They have no rights to own property such as land, and.....

Connecting technology and e.....

A device which connects a mobile phone to a microscope lets rural lab workers in Uganda send photos of microscopic samples for expert analysis and diagnosis....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

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