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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...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GIS

Battling desertification wi.....

Far from being part of the ‘natural cycle’ of things, desertification is fundamentally about land degradation – the decline in the quality of soil, water or vege.....

Small groups, large forests..

Farmers working with the TIST Program have been using handheld computers and portable GPS receivers since 1999 to collect data for carbon credit trading. ...

Mapping sweet potato in Eas.....

Using participatory rural appraisal (PRA) methods, they collect information about local varieties, including current production constraints, and germplasm sample.....

Adapting to risk..

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

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

Unlocking the market ..

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

Apps for small agri-busines.....

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

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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