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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: Software

Hitting the right tone..

The traditional Yoruba ‘talking drums’ of Nigeria provide inspiration for a unique approach to speech recognition technology. ...

A touch of good health..

A locally developed touchscreen computer system helps to guide staff in rural health centres in Malawi through essential diagnosis and patient treatment procedur......

Using BGAN to talk..

Using a VoIP conference call feature on a portable satellite connection, remote communities can express their opinions in their own language, and organizations ca......

Lessons out loud..

The Talking Book, a robust handheld audio computer, records locally produced agricultural and literacy information for Ghanaian farmers to play back in their own......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

Moving with communities..

A portable computer kit delivers agricultural training to Ugandan nomadic pastoralists...

An attractive opportunity..

Audio conferencing helps to make farming a viable prospect for young Ghanaians ...

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