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: Hardware

Generating power and money..

The introduction of solar power systems to rural communities in East Africa is developing new business opportunities as well as providing affordable and safe elec......

Satellite solutions..

Getting precise information helps relief organizations to take quick and effective decisions. UNOSAT analyses satellite data to give disaster managers the detail......

Making stronger links..

Using the internet and mobile phones, small-scale farmers in East Africa are learning how to work efficiently with the traders who buy their goods. Linking Local......

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

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

AgriFuture Days 2014 Confer.....

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

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......

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.   ...

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