Perspectives

The bridge between farm and market

Small-scale farmers in many ACP countries have inadequate access to markets. Their lack of access to information and market data leads to inefficiencies, both on the farm...

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Cooperating with farmers

How can small-scale farmers benefit from being involved with a cooperative? The cooperative has a responsibility to offer its members certain advantages. It can offer fa...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Telephony

Window to the world..

The war in northern Uganda has driven thousands of people from their homes to live in camps. Now, after a lot of trial an error, BOSCO Uganda has brought the int......

A profitable trade..

Profits from fair trade products made by women in rural Swaziland go back to the communities to support food security initiatives and some very innovative small-b......

The mesh potato network..

A group of software experts, technical specialists and telecommunications entrepreneurs in South Africa is working to develop an inexpensive system to provide rur......

Spreading the net..

At the moment, there is very little evidence of web 2.0 tools being used at the community level in developing countries. In Senegal, for example, people can list.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 63 - Adapting to climate change

Increasing the flow of data..

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

Forecasts for a fairer future..

An early warning system delivers rainfall data to Kenyan farmers’ cell phones...

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

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