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Harnessing ICT strategies for ACP agriculture

Our guest editors discuss what is being done in ACP countries to develop e-strategies for the agricultural sector.


Q&A

Catapulted into the information society

To place this Q&A in context, could you tell us a little bit about your country?Vanuatu is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, an archipelago of some 83 isla...

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User-centred mobile app development

The advantages of a user-centric approach to app development


Tech Talk

ICT tools for the uneducated

ICTs have generally been viewed as a tool that can bring about sustainable change in agricultural and rural development in Africa. The challenge has been how to teach a l...

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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Small groups, large forests..

Farmers working with the TIST Program have been using handheld computers and portable GPS receivers since 1999 to collect data for carbon credit trading. ...

The Cyber Shepherds and liv.....

The sparsely populated Sahel, which covers roughly the same area as the continental United States, may seem like the last place for ICTs to take root. Yet the.....

Ethiopia: Analyzing the pat.....

The Borana lowlands in southern Ethiopia have traditionally been managed as a common property resource by a number of pastoralist groups. In this variable and fr.....

The soils lab in a suitcase..

A technique previously used by the pharmaceutical industry to ensure quality control in medicines is taking off as a tool that could deliver major increases in f.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 75 - ICT4Ag: Making it happen - post-conference issue

Supporting change processes..

Capacity strengthening  Saskia Harmsen discusses a number of topics that were covered in her sessions of capacity strengthening, including the importance of......

Pooling strengths and resou.....

Creating an enabling environment  Dady Demby discusses various aspect of ‘enabling environment’, including how to create a balance between public and private......

A living database for ICT4Ag..

Emerging innovations in ICTs  Ben Addom, coordinator of the ‘Emerging innovations’ stream, talks about the effort to create a ‘living database’ of ICT4Ag sol......

Making it happen..

The ICT4Ag conference held in Rwanda in November 2013 was unique in that it brought together a highly representative body of delegates from the ICT and agricultur......

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