Perspectives

Bringing peace to life

Using technology for peacebuilding is not a new concept. Examples exist from as early as the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights to the art of resistance in South Africa du...

Q&A

Q&A: Communicating peace

What exactly is ‘peacebuilding’? Peacebuilding isn’t just about high-level diplomacy, but also the combined efforts of different groups at different levels that make pea...



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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.....

Moving with communities..

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

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......

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

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. ...

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......

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