Perspectives

A system for food security

‘Market information systems need to be regularly updated and developed to meet the needs of farmers.’ Pierre Traore, of OMA and RESIMAO.


Q&A

The value of market information

‘Technology increases a farmer’s ability to reach potential buyers, but it does not guarantee that the farmer will get a good deal.’ Patrice Annequin, marketing and market information specialist at IFDC.


Bookmarks

Guide to good traceability practice

Documenting and collecting data throughout the supply chain helps small-scale producer reach lucrative new markets.


Tech Talk

A balance of information

‘I really identify with the Caribbean Nobel Laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis, who recognised so long ago that “the fundamental cure for poverty is not money, but knowledge”.’ Claudette de Freitas, CEO, CEED Ltd


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Internet

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......

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. ...

Using BGAN to talk..

Using a VoIP conference call feature on a portable satellite connection, remote communities can express their opinions in their own language, and organizations ca......

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......

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

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......

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......

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......

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......

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