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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: Hardware

Hitting the right tone..

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

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......

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.....

News for the rest of us..

By drawing on web 2.0 tools to promote citizen journalism rabble.ca provides a template for others. This preview into the relaunch of the site shows that grassro......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 76 - Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

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......

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. ...

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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