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

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Hardware

A climate mashup..

‘In many parts of the world agricultural systems are based largely on tradition. Farmers have been able to rely on the methods used by their forefathers because.....

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

No time to wait..

The availability of broadband internet has increased rapidly in developing countries in the last few years, but it is still almost exclusively limited to users i.....

Clean up campaign..

Tackling e-waste. Steps are already being taken in Trinidad and Tobago to make sure discarded computers don’t end up in landfill sites and become and environment......

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

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. ...

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......

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. ...

Beyond cash..

SmartMoney has grown from a small intervention targeting market inefficiencies between rural farmers and agriculture organisations to a community-wide rural payme......

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