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Food security through diversity

When people think of biodiversity, they usually think of the diversity of species, the range of animals and plants inhabiting the world. In agriculture, we usually talk of...

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The richest natural resource

 Why is agricultural biodiversity important? Agricultural biodiversity is a key natural resource in the provision of food, fuel, fibre, pharmaceuticals and much more...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Measuring

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....

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

Escaping the rising sea..

Mangrove forests in the tropical and subtropical coastal areas harbour rich ecosystems and protect the coastlines from erosion and damage from storms. Their econ......

Direct data on demand..

A network of community knowledge workers (CKWs) in Uganda uses a suite of mobile applications to give farmers a broad range of information. The CKWs can provide f......

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

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......

Capacity strengthening ..

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

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......

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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