Perspectives

ACP-EU Update: PUMA, weather satellite data for Africa

The European Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) weather satellite programme is expected to transform national meteorological services in Africa. Anne Taube reports on the P...

Q&A

Q&A: ICTs, agrometeorology and farmers

Professor Stigter, what in your view have been the most significant contributions that ICTs have made to the study and practice of agrometeorology? In agrometeorology, a...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Internet

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....

Linking civil society..

Initially known as Worknet, with trade union connections, the history of SANGONeT is closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Afri.....

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......

The access road..

By using existing roads and communication systems, rural communities in Rwanda can connect to the internet via passing buses fitted with Wi-Fi....

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

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......

Beyond cash..

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

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. ...

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. ...

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