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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

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....

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....

New crops from old PCs..

Refurbished computers provide internet and e-learning to rural communities in Uganda. Farmers there have increased crop production and their annual income. ...

A climate mashup..

‘In many parts of the world agricultural systems are based largely on tradition. Farmers have been able to rely on the methods used by their forefathers because.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 77 - Linking farmers to markets

Apps for small agri-busines.....

ICT applications are helping entrepreneurs in the Caribbean agricultural sector through every stage of the business cycle.  ...

Unlocking the market ..

The use of mobile apps by smallholder farmers in Kenya has helped them to gain access to markets.  ...

Improving sales strategies.....

N’Kalo is helping farmers improve their sales strategies and increasing their profits.  ...

Five ways of engaging the y.....

Young peoples’ affinity with ICTs and their ability to innovate is the key to moving mAgriculture forward.  ...

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