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: Internet

Spreading from the centre..

From a small initial investment of their own money, a group of volunteers in Ghana has managed to build a wireless network spanning 20km. ...

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......

Sharing information..

A growing range of web 2.0 applications is revolutionizing how information can be accessed and shared. The experience of Euforic shows how these tools can be app......

A climate mashup..

‘In many parts of the world agricultural systems are based largely on tradition. Farmers have been able to rely on the methods used by their forefathers because.....

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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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