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: Measuring

A balanced delivery..

Irrisat-SMS combines satellite data, information from local weather stations and feedback from farmers to deliver daily, detailed irrigation scheduling advice via......

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

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......

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....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 74 - ICT4Ag: setting the scene - pre-conference issue

Emerging innovations in ICTs..

The conference will help to address the ‘inclusive’ component of ICT4Ag, or the idea that no one will be left out. It is imperative that emerging innovations supp......

Capacity strengthening ..

ICTs are powerful tools for accessing information, facilitating communication, improving decision making and improving the outreach development programmes. Howeve......

Digital springboard for inc.....

This issue presents an overview of ICT applications in agriculture on the occasion of the CTA-sponsored conference on ICT4Ag held in Kigali, Rwanda on 4–8 Novembe......

Creating an enabling enviro.....

ACP agriculture is yet to benefit fully from the potential of ICTs. New approaches are needed to ensure the systematic use of ICT solutions, and to create an enab......

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