ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

Current issue: Building resilience for family farming

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  • Issue no. 78
  • September 2014

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Women of Uganda Network

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organization established in May 2000. WOUGNET promotes the use of ICTs by women to enhance their capacities and opportunities for sharing and exchanging information and collaboration. Read more...

Mali’s Agricultural Market Watch

Since its creation, officials of the Agricultural Market Watch (OMA) regularly visit 64 local markets across the country to gather information on the prices of crops such as rice and millet, as well as livestock. Read more...

People First Network: Radio email for the Solomon Islands

Imagine the amazement of farmers who are able to receive technical advice on how to deal with a poultry disease. Or of the residents of remote rural villages who can find out about job opportunities and submit their applications well before the deadline. Read more...

PestNet: an Asian-Pacific pest management email network

When pests attack, the damage can be devastating. Farmers need advice immediately, but to get the correct information on the best control measures takes time. To make matters worse, many countries do not even have any reference material. Read more...

TechTip: Web-to-email, web pages via email

For many people in ACP countries, particularly those living in remote rural areas, non-existent or poor and expensive Internet connections are a daily reality. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without all the vital information on the World Wide Web. Read more...

The Youth First Computer Centre

Hemaima Tutuo reports on the first few months and future plans of a recently established ICT learning centre in the Solomon Islands. Read more...

The Caribbean: ICT tools for women organic farmers – the Knowing & Growing Network

Nidhi Tandon reports on a regional computer training workshop for Caribbean women engaged in organic farming. Read more...

FOODNET: information is changing things in the marketplace

Shaun Ferris explains how FOODNET, an ASARECA marketing and agro-enterprise network for East and Central Africa, is delivering reliable market information to farmers in Uganda, using a mix of conventional media, the Internet, mobile phones and other ICTs. 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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