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Making the web more mobile

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, he was the first and only user. Now, just 20 years later, there are almost 1.5 billion users. That is an incredibl...

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Mobile information options

Small, portable devices, such as netbooks and smartphones, are becoming increasingly popular. Will this type of equipment be useful in rural communities?Mobile phones are b...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: CDROM & databases

PAHIS: Pacific animal healt.....

Sina Taulealo, veterinary officer in Samoa, only needs a CD-ROM to access comprehensive information on, for example, the distribution of the fowl pox virus th.....

Conserving medicinal plants.....

In Ghana, traditional healthcare practices rely almost entirely on herbal medicines. Even in urban areas where modern synthetic drugs are readily available, many.....

Crop debugger..

The ICT services support team of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) makes regular visits to the telecentres it operates in many rural.....

Traditional Tree Initiative.....

Mr Embi, a cash crop farmer in eastern Papua New Guinea, has just received a CD-ROM containing some valuable information from an extension officer. Seated in.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 78 - Building resilience for family farming

AgriFuture Days 2014 Confer.....

Ajit Maru summarises the key points that were raised and discussed during the conference.   ...

Resilience in family farming..

Nils Ferrand (NRI) explains the concept of resilience in the context of family farming and the role of ICTs can play in making farmers more resilient...

e-adaptation to climate cha.....

An ICT-enhanced participatory radio campaign in Malawi shows that ICTs can be easily integrated into the lives and work of smallholder family farmers.   &nbs......

Financial services for fami.....

Fiona Robinson of the Grameen Foundation explains how village savings and loans associations can support family farming.   ...

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