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Making technology appropriate

Irrigation has never been common in most of sub-Saharan Africa. The climate has enabled farmers to grow their crops, quite successfully, under rainfed-only conditions. B...

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Efficiency in full flow

Few farmers use irrigation. What are the main limiting factors?Irrigation has always been fairly expensive option for small-scale farmers. You also need the right enviro...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Internet

No time to wait..

The availability of broadband internet has increased rapidly in developing countries in the last few years, but it is still almost exclusively limited to users i.....

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

A problem shared..

Introducing technology to rural areas can be difficult. But networking and sharing ideas has provided solutions for one village in western Kenya, where a group o......

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. ...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 75 - ICT4Ag: Making it happen - post-conference issue

Supporting change processes..

Capacity strengthening  Saskia Harmsen discusses a number of topics that were covered in her sessions of capacity strengthening, including the importance of......

Pooling strengths and resou.....

Creating an enabling environment  Dady Demby discusses various aspect of ‘enabling environment’, including how to create a balance between public and private......

A living database for ICT4Ag..

Emerging innovations in ICTs  Ben Addom, coordinator of the ‘Emerging innovations’ stream, talks about the effort to create a ‘living database’ of ICT4Ag sol......

Making it happen..

The ICT4Ag conference held in Rwanda in November 2013 was unique in that it brought together a highly representative body of delegates from the ICT and agricultur......

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