Internet

DrumNet: an exchange for rural African entrepreneurs

Vince Groh reports on DrumNet, which is building a network of information access points, or 'info-kiosks', that offer combined microfinance and market information services for agricultural producers in Kenya. Read more...

RANET: Bringing weather services to remote rural areas

A herdsman in the semi-desert region of northern Niger winds up his radio and tunes in to the daily weather report, in the hope that it will help him find suitable grazing pasture for his cattle. The programme is based on information downloaded via a digital satellite radio receiver. Read more...

Email: A viable alternative to the web?

In spite of poor phone connections and electricity supplies, people in poor countries are using the Internet in greater numbers than ever before. Read more...

Malawi: Farmwise

Bessie Nyirenda describes how a database system, an online input calculator, and email are helping women farmers in Malawi to improve agricultural production. Read more...

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