Perspectives

Creating stronger links

‘ICTs are only as good as the information they communicate.’ Andrew Shepherd, consultant with CTA’s value chain development programme


Q&A

The value of communication

Improved access to cell phones has resulted in great changes through the entire cycle of farming life and along every link of the value chain.


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Where a simple search can lead

‘The story that started as an internet search has led to a new product for farmers, one that has received coverage from national media after only six months.’


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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Monitoring

From the web to the phone..

In Chile, the Mobile Information Project takes advantage of the growing ubiquity of mobile phones to deliver agricultural information from the web directly to far......

Hurricanes and Hams..

Jamaican amateur radio operators are serving their communities as extreme weather events – in particular hurricanes – increase in frequency across the Caribbean.......

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 70 - Agricultural research and ICTs

Promoting interactivity..

Interactive radio and video help researchers to engage with farmers...

Research-based advice for f.....

An ICT service provides farmers with research-based advice to boost food production...

The right information at th.....

Building a multidisciplinary platform that links science with technology....

Sharing local knowledge..

ICTs help researchers to gather information more effectively from the field...

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