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: Hardware

The community call box..

A pilot project to introduce payphones, connected to satellite networks, is providing telephone services to remote communities and helping to develop the telecoms......

Lessons out loud..

The Talking Book, a robust handheld audio computer, records locally produced agricultural and literacy information for Ghanaian farmers to play back in their own......

Linking civil society..

Initially known as Worknet, with trade union connections, the history of SANGONeT is closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Afri.....

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......

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

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......

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......

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