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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...

EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Weeding out alien invaders..

Jonathon Pryor wades through a dense mass of overgrown vegetation – weeds, clumps of grass and thorn bushes – and pulls out his hand-held global positioning syst.....

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

Waste not, want not: satell.....

In cities across West Africa there are mounting concerns about the growing volume of waste. Bamako in Mali and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, for example, each gen.....

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. 76 - Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

Beyond cash..

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

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. ...

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......

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