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Extending the reach of financial services

It is clear that so far the benefits of the ICT era have not been evenly shared. Many worry that the digital divide is unbridgeable, pointing out that rich countries are g...




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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

The soils lab in a suitcase..

A technique previously used by the pharmaceutical industry to ensure quality control in medicines is taking off as a tool that could deliver major increases in f.....

Waste not, want not: satell.....

In cities across West Africa there are mounting concerns about the growing volume of waste. Bamako in Mali and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, for example, each gen.....

Small groups, large forests..

Farmers working with the TIST Program have been using handheld computers and portable GPS receivers since 1999 to collect data for carbon credit trading. ...

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. 78 - Building resilience for family farming

AgriFuture Days 2014 Confer.....

Ajit Maru summarises the key points that were raised and discussed during the conference.   ...

Resilience in family farming..

Nils Ferrand (NRI) explains the concept of resilience in the context of family farming and the role of ICTs can play in making farmers more resilient...

e-adaptation to climate cha.....

An ICT-enhanced participatory radio campaign in Malawi shows that ICTs can be easily integrated into the lives and work of smallholder family farmers.   &nbs......

Financial services for fami.....

Fiona Robinson of the Grameen Foundation explains how village savings and loans associations can support family farming.   ...

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