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...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: TV & video

Power to the community..

Using hydro and solar energy, a village in Kenya now boasts the first hybrid zero emission power supply in the country. The community power centre provides a stab......

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....

Ghana: Naga women, ICTs and.....

The area around the village of Naga, in Kassena Nankana district in northern Ghana is well endowed with rich forests and other natural resources. However, the ar.....

Puppet newsreader covers fo.....

The ‘Charming Chévrina’ – as everyone calls her – is now one of the country’s biggest stars. This is quite an achievement for Chévrina, given that she is a goat.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 62 - Extension & advice

Input from experts..

Aisha Zachariah, from Tamale in northern Ghana, used to grow seed to sell to other farmers in her community. She wanted to expand her business and provide other.....

Technology retains talent..

With little access to formal extension services, a rural Zambian community set up an internet connection to develop local agriculture, education and energy facili......

Animated information..

Animations developed to be viewed on cell phones provide a unique way of delivering agricultural advice, as the short videos can be adapted for a variety of langu......

Accessible advice..

A local language website gathers content from a wide range of sources and presents the information to Madagascan farmers and extension officers in a variety of fo......

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