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Current issue: Building resilience for family farming

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  • Issue no. 78
  • September 2014

Guest editor

ICTs improving family farming

ICTs are transforming the lives of family farmers, giving them better access to information, markets, services and inputs, and making them more resilient to external shocks.   


Young voices

Creating an upward spiral

The use of ICTs to access big data for farming purposes may well lift the status of the profession of farming as a whole – for both family farmers and young people.   


Article

e-adaptation to climate change in Malawi

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

Article

ICTs in rural Ghana

A mango growers association in Ghana is using ICTs to address the challenges affecting their livelihoods.   

Dispatches

Farm to table

Two projectsin Samoa that are very relevant to family farrming: Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) and  m-Link with its three applications m-Link Kitchern, m-Link Extension and m-Link Producer


Conference

AgriFuture Days 2014 Conference

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

EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Radio

Firehawk: detecting forest.....

At 6:45 a.m. on what promises to be a sweltering August day, Zululand Fire Protection Services (ZFPS) operations manager Trevor Wilson has just been alerted t.....

Connecting technology and e.....

A device which connects a mobile phone to a microscope lets rural lab workers in Uganda send photos of microscopic samples for expert analysis and diagnosis....

VoIP in the wilderness..

With no fixed-line service and mobile phone operators reluctant to invest in rural areas, the Fantsuam Foundation decided to provide VoIP to customers on its wire......

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

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