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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

Making the village global..

The village of El Limon in the Dominican Republic has had wireless internet for almost 10 years. The network continues to expand and have a major impact on the e......

The access road..

By using existing roads and communication systems, rural communities in Rwanda can connect to the internet via passing buses fitted with Wi-Fi....

Spreading the net..

At the moment, there is very little evidence of web 2.0 tools being used at the community level in developing countries. In Senegal, for example, people can list.....

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. 73 - e-agriculture strategies

An ICT-triggered rural know.....

An ICT-triggered rural knowledge revolution in India is helping to break down the barriers that stand between localised rural economies and globalised markets....

CARICOM’s e-agriculture str.....

CARICOM turns to ICTs to transform Caribbean agricultural production. ...

e-agriculture strategies: t.....

Many African countries have developed national e-governance, e-health and e-education strategies, yet many still lack an e-agriculture strategy. One exception is......

A telecom operator in West.....

Orange helps to make mobile services available to farmers in Niger ...

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