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ACP-EU Update: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA)

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA) is a collaborative effort involving African and European scientists working at 10 research institutions (seven in Africa, three...

Q&A

Q&A: People and Plants International

How did PPI come about? PPI builds on the People and Plants Initiative, a partnership of UNESCO, WWF and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which ended in December 2004. Fro...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Hardware

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......

Going Local..

Using television, radio, the web and printed publications, a project in the Pacific island of Pohnpei restores interest in traditional crops and promotes healthy......

Power to the community..

Using hydro and solar energy, a village in Kenya now boasts the first hybrid zero emission power supply in the country. The community power centre provides a stab......

Making the marketplace mobile..

With internet and SMS TradeNet allows rural farmers to advertise their merchandise to an international market and find the fairest price for their crops....

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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. ...

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. ...

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