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Interesting times in ICTs

This 50th issue of ICT Update magazine comes at a time of many interesting developments. On 23 July 2009, broadband internet access was brought East Africa thanks to the Se...

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Finding the right balance

The farming world will only have a future if it can strike the right balance between the technical decisions farmers make and the management of energy supply.




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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Internet

Pan-African podcasting..

The popular newsletter, Pambazuka News is using new media to reach an even larger audience. Presenting information that can be watched or listened to will have a......

Going Local..

Using television, radio, the web and printed publications, a project in the Pacific island of Pohnpei restores interest in traditional crops and promotes healthy......

Web 2.0 for low bandwidth..

What’s the difference between web 2.0 and the web as we previously knew it? Fundamentally, the technology underlying both is the same, web 2.0 just has a few e.....

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......

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

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. ...

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. ...

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......

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