Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain, giving farmers greater access to a range of financial services and reducing supply chain credit risk.
The 2013 ICT4Ag conference in Rwanda was unique in that it brought together the ICT and agricultural sectors and generated a clear list of action points for the community.
The 2013 ICT4Ag conference will be a key milestone in promoting the use of ICTs in the agricultural sector.
e-agriculture is a field of activity that uses modern information and communication tools to increase agricultural productivity and opens access to information relevant to agricultural research.
Opening access to knowledge is affecting the world of agricultural information as much as any other field of research and development.
ICTs are transforming life in small island communities, bridging the gap created by geographic isolation. Improved ICT infrastructures, better and more widespread internet access, and high mobile...
As ICT technology continues to advance and become more pervasive thanks to falling prices, it is having a direct impact on the way in which agricultural researchers carry out their work.
Crowdsourcing is booming thanks to innovative technology and new developments. It is a new bottom-up approach to problem solving that is changing the face of the world.
Ten years ago, ICT Update published its first issue on gender and ICTs. Already back then, ICTs were transforming activities and services in support of improved agriculture and rural livelihoods.
Development is taking on a new meaning in ACP nations. The combination of affordable cell phones, broadband internet and high levels of demand for devices is boosting the computer software and hardware industries in many countries.