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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...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

First things first..

After years of ignoring or circumscribing urban agriculture, some cities in developing countries have begun to embrace the phenomenon, as they now see its benefi.....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

The Cyber Shepherds and liv.....

The sparsely populated Sahel, which covers roughly the same area as the continental United States, may seem like the last place for ICTs to take root. Yet the.....

Belize: Land tenure clarifi.....

In Belize, as in many developing countries, the lack of clarity about land tenure is a major obstacle to the efficient use of agricultural land. In 2003 the gove.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 78 - Building resilience for family farming

Resilience in family farming..

Nils Ferrand (NRI) explains the concept of resilience in the context of family farming and the role of ICTs can play in making farmers more resilient...

Financial services for fami.....

Fiona Robinson of the Grameen Foundation explains how village savings and loans associations can support family farming.   ...

e-adaptation to climate cha.....

An ICT-enhanced participatory radio campaign in Malawi shows that ICTs can be easily integrated into the lives and work of smallholder family farmers.   &nbs......

AgriFuture Days 2014 Confer.....

Ajit Maru summarises the key points that were raised and discussed during the conference.   ...

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