Perspectives

Energy production priorities

Although estimates vary greatly, from as few as five to as much as 100 years, the fact remains that fossil fuel resources are finite and will steadily decline before they r...

Q&A

Rural renewable energy

Why do so many rural communities in ACP countries still have such poor, or even no, electricity supplies? It costs more than US$10,000 per km to bring electricity cables t...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Hardware

Hitting the right tone..

The traditional Yoruba ‘talking drums’ of Nigeria provide inspiration for a unique approach to speech recognition technology. ...

Generating power and money..

The introduction of solar power systems to rural communities in East Africa is developing new business opportunities as well as providing affordable and safe elec......

Raising school standards..

SchoolNet Namibia has developed a computer lab that can be installed in any school in the country. This helps to simplify the training and technical support proc......

Clean up campaign..

Tackling e-waste. Steps are already being taken in Trinidad and Tobago to make sure discarded computers don’t end up in landfill sites and become and environment......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 74 - ICT4Ag: setting the scene - pre-conference issue

Emerging innovations in ICTs..

The conference will help to address the ‘inclusive’ component of ICT4Ag, or the idea that no one will be left out. It is imperative that emerging innovations supp......

Capacity strengthening ..

ICTs are powerful tools for accessing information, facilitating communication, improving decision making and improving the outreach development programmes. Howeve......

Digital springboard for inc.....

This issue presents an overview of ICT applications in agriculture on the occasion of the CTA-sponsored conference on ICT4Ag held in Kigali, Rwanda on 4–8 Novembe......

Creating an enabling enviro.....

ACP agriculture is yet to benefit fully from the potential of ICTs. New approaches are needed to ensure the systematic use of ICT solutions, and to create an enab......

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