Conserve forests, and livelihoods

‘Governments need to develop policies to support forest communities, and involve them in conservation efforts.’ CTA director, Michael Hailu.


Participate in forest management

‘ICTs are useful in participatory approaches to share information, communicate and reflect together on options for managing the forest.’ Georges Thierry Handja, RFUK


Interactive forest maps

Online mapping has become popular since the development of easy-to-use applications such as Google Earth and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth.

Tech Talk

Technology for all occasions

My cell phone is my ‘shadow’. I often call it my ‘heartbeat’ or my ‘lifeline’, because I can do so much with it - BROSDI, executive director, Ednah Karamagi.



A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

Localizing languages..

A partnership to provide technology in African languages is helping to make technology more accessible to people across the continent....

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.....

A program to reach many far.....

Software, developed especially to be used by nonprofit organizations, provides a quick and easy way to send information to a large number of people at the same time....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 67 - ICT innovation

A simple exchange system..

Next2’s SMS service in Kenya and Nigeria lets farmers share local knowledge, expertise and experiences with each other, and with agricultural researchers....

Track your cow’s development..

A mobile phone application tracks each cow to inform the farmer about periods in gestation, feeding, milking and disease control....

A bridge between farmers an.....

Kenyan farmer, Zack Matere, searches the web for useful agricultural information, then posts it on notice boards around his community helping other producers to i......

Cooperation for development..

The spirit of sharing is at the heart of the many new technology hubs that have opened in ACP countries in recent years. In Zambia, BongoHive encourages industry......

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