Guest editor

Revolutionising finance for agricultural value chains

Far-reaching changes are needed to revolutionise finance for agri-value chains.  


Young voices

Discovery learning

Imarah Radix tells us about her experience at a ‘training of trainers’ workshop for young agricultural extension workers.  


Article

Improving sales strategies for the cashew market

N’Kalo is helping farmers improve their sales strategies and increasing their profits.  

Article

How apps impact farming communities

The success of mobile applications in the agricultural sector has been largely measured in terms of numbers, but what has the impact of these apps been on communities as a whole?  

Plug & Play

A selection of innovative apps compiled by ICT Update

ICT experts in ACP countries are developing innovative apps to revolutionise finance in agricultural development. Here is a selection of apps compiled by ICT Update.


Tech Talk

How ICTs are empowering Ugandan farmers

It is important to get as many farmers as possible to trust mobile money, because it has opened a whole new frontier for them.  


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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Monitoring

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

Hurricanes and Hams..

Jamaican amateur radio operators are serving their communities as extreme weather events – in particular hurricanes – increase in frequency across the Caribbean.......

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 67 - ICT innovation

Cooperation for development..

The spirit of sharing is at the heart of the many new technology hubs that have opened in ACP countries in recent years. In Zambia, BongoHive encourages industry......

Track your cow’s development..

A mobile phone application tracks each cow to inform the farmer about periods in gestation, feeding, milking and disease control....

A simple exchange system..

Next2’s SMS service in Kenya and Nigeria lets farmers share local knowledge, expertise and experiences with each other, and with agricultural researchers....

A bridge between farmers an.....

Kenyan farmer, Zack Matere, searches the web for useful agricultural information, then posts it on notice boards around his community helping other producers to i......

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