Young voices

Young Voices

Young people are critical to the future of the agriculture sector, the young voice rubric gives a glimpse on what some of the young people contribute to the sector.


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FarmDrive, a win-win system

FarmDrive aims to promote access to credit and financial services for smallholder farmers. Banks remain to be won over, but the project is on track.

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GODAN, a vanguard global partnership

Martin Parr explains how partnerships will shape open data approaches to support global efforts to make agricultural and nutrition data available for unrestricted use worldwide.   

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Cloud Cover: A Favorable Forecast for Open Access in Agriculture

Cloud computing supports reaching the goals of open access in agriculture.   

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“Aquacrop”, crop water productivity model 

Aquacrop is a crop water productivity model for agricultural research and stakeholders. By evaluating different parameters, it improves yields where water is scarce.  

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VIVO and Agriprofiles: A tacit knowledge discovery tool

The amount of explicit knowledge available online related to agriculture is overwhelming. VIVO and Agriprofiles help to reuse and link this information more effectively.  

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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Mauritius: Reforming the su.....

Sugar cane is vital to the economy of Mauritius. In 2004 it accounted for 19% of the value of exports and 5% of the country’s GDP. About 90% of the arable land,.....

Belize: Land tenure clarifi.....

In Belize, as in many developing countries, the lack of clarity about land tenure is a major obstacle to the efficient use of agricultural land. In 2003 the gove.....

P3DM: Mapping out the futur.....

A group of Talaandig tribesmen is gathered in a clearing on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Some members of the group are perched on a boulder, hud.....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 76 - Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

Reducing supply chain credi.....

A mobile platform called MoBiashara aims to reduce supply chain credit risk and compute an alternative credit scoring that promotes access to finance. ...

The agricultural mobile fin.....

Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain and giving farmers greater access to a range of financial services. ...

Beyond cash..

SmartMoney has grown from a small intervention targeting market inefficiencies between rural farmers and agriculture organisations to a community-wide rural payme......

Big data for smallholders..

The Financial Identity Risk Management solution will provide consumer protection while enabling lenders to offer credit that can improve a borrower’s life and lif......

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