Perspectives

Conserve forests, and livelihoods

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


Q&A

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


Bookmarks

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.


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Telephony

Extending x-ray vision..

Using locally developed open source software, doctors in three rural hospitals in Mali can send digital copies of x-rays via the internet to the main city hospita......

Getting the right price..

By making market information available on the internet, local radio and mobile phones, a network of village information centres has helped to improve farmers’ inc......

Fuelling productivity..

For many countries, increasing agricultural productivity also requires more energy from expensive fuel sources. But several projects in West Africa show that bioe......

News for the rest of us..

By drawing on web 2.0 tools to promote citizen journalism rabble.ca provides a template for others. This preview into the relaunch of the site shows that grassro......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 64 - Value chains

A smart fishing suite..

Mobile apps give a boost to the Trinidad and Tobago fish market.  ...

A new voice on the market..

Sibiri Sawadogo is a farmer in Burkina Faso. Over the past few years, using very simple farming techniques, he has managed to fight desertification by ‘re-green.....

Talk about shared experience..

Radio and web 2.0 tools connect Caribbean farmers and agribusinesses ...

Answering farmers’ needs..

A multi-purpose ICT centre in Nigeria connects farmers and researchers ...

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