Luke Wijnberg, 3DroneMapping, South Africa
Knowledge is a core input to agriculture, while data and information are the foundation of knowledge. Is agriculture making the most of the data revolution?
ICTs are transforming the lives of family farmers, giving them better access to information, markets, services and inputs, and making them more resilient to external shocks.
This issue of ICT Update explores how mobile applications have helped smallholder farmers in ACP countries improve their commercial farming practices and their access to information and markets.
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.