Perspectives

ACP-EU Update: Giving youth a voice in policy making

A delegation of the group presented their policy recommendations to ACP ambassadors and other representatives in Brussels, Belgium, on October 1. Noting that young peop...

Q&A

Q&A: Opening up a world of opportunities

What are the main challenges facing youth in rural areas of ACP countries? What I would rather call the main ‘issue’ facing youth in general is that young people are not...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Ethiopia: Analyzing the pat.....

The Borana lowlands in southern Ethiopia have traditionally been managed as a common property resource by a number of pastoralist groups. In this variable and fr.....

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

LVFRP: conducting sonar fis.....

Twice a year, at dusk, a fleet of research vessels begins combing the depths of Lake Victoria in East Africa. The crew members gaze intently at the water surf.....

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

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

Beyond cash..

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

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. ...

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......

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. ...

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