Perspectives

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: Measuring

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

A balanced delivery..

Irrisat-SMS combines satellite data, information from local weather stations and feedback from farmers to deliver daily, detailed irrigation scheduling advice via......

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Direct data on demand..

A network of community knowledge workers (CKWs) in Uganda uses a suite of mobile applications to give farmers a broad range of information. The CKWs can provide f......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 74 - ICT4Ag: setting the scene - pre-conference issue

Emerging innovations in ICTs..

The conference will help to address the ‘inclusive’ component of ICT4Ag, or the idea that no one will be left out. It is imperative that emerging innovations supp......

Digital springboard for inc.....

This issue presents an overview of ICT applications in agriculture on the occasion of the CTA-sponsored conference on ICT4Ag held in Kigali, Rwanda on 4–8 Novembe......

Creating an enabling enviro.....

ACP agriculture is yet to benefit fully from the potential of ICTs. New approaches are needed to ensure the systematic use of ICT solutions, and to create an enab......

Capacity strengthening ..

ICTs are powerful tools for accessing information, facilitating communication, improving decision making and improving the outreach development programmes. Howeve......

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