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  • Issue no. 76
  • February 2014

Q&A

Changing market dynamics

Financial services – credit, savings and insurance – are a fundamental enabler for farmers and their families to reduce their vulnerability and create new opportunities.


Young voices

ICTs and agricultural entrepreneurship

The social penetration of ICT tools and the key role youth are playing in the development of ICTs for agriculture are creating important opportunities in the sector.  


Bookmarks

Rural Finance Learning Centre

The Rural Finance Learning Centre offers online, easily accessible information products related to rural finance. 


Tech Talk

Creating a ripple effect

GM Services, a privately owned internet café in Sussundenga, a village Mozambique, is providing young people with an opportunity to access and use ICTs. 


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Peppers, ports and pest tra.....

Only a few years after the Jamaican hot pepper industry began to ‘heat up’, farmers began to see exports to their key market, the United States, cool down quite.....

Small groups, large forests..

Farmers working with the TIST Program have been using handheld computers and portable GPS receivers since 1999 to collect data for carbon credit trading. ...

The Cyber Shepherds and liv.....

The sparsely populated Sahel, which covers roughly the same area as the continental United States, may seem like the last place for ICTs to take root. Yet the.....

Trees for Tomorrow: raising.....

Participants in an agroforestry demonstration day organized by the TFT project (image text) ‘A little axe can cut down a big tree’ goes a well known Jamaican.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 72 - Open access & open data

No longer ‘publishing as us.....

Today’s ICT-driven world provides new opportunities for scientists to leverage open data to create important breakthroughs....

Opening access – views from.....

Open access initiatives in Africa are helping countries there face development challenges....

High-quality science benefi.....

Open access publishing can help spread knowledge and move science forward....

Open data and open science ..

Modern science relies on data – lots of data that are complex and diverse. Open science – scientific results, the data that feed them, the software that sits be.....

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