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Making technology appropriate

Irrigation has never been common in most of sub-Saharan Africa. The climate has enabled farmers to grow their crops, quite successfully, under rainfed-only conditions. B...

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Efficiency in full flow

Few farmers use irrigation. What are the main limiting factors?Irrigation has always been fairly expensive option for small-scale farmers. You also need the right enviro...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Hardware

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......

Count on cell phones..

A project in South Africa supports mathematics education in schools using the web, social networking and mobile apps to deliver learning material directly to stud......

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......

Making stronger links..

Using the internet and mobile phones, small-scale farmers in East Africa are learning how to work efficiently with the traders who buy their goods. Linking Local......

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

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......

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. ...

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