Guest editor

Engaging with the crowd

Crowdsourcing is booming thanks to innovative technology and new developments. But the logistics of setting up crowdsourcing projects in remote rural areas in developing countries is a major challenge.


Q&A

Funded by the crowd

Dan Kisauzi, managing consultant at the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), explains how local rural development organisations can make use of crowd-funding.


Bookmarks

What can crowdmaps do for me?

A crowdmap is a tool that allows people to collect, visualise and map crowdsourced information in support of spatial decision making and information dissemination.


Tech Talk

Social media as advocacy tool

Hudson Wereh Shiraku is a project assistant at Biovision. He runs a blog about youth and agriculture and uses ICTs as advocacy tool to promote organic agriculture. 


EXPLORE ICT update

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

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Tech solutions to agricultu.....

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