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: Radio

Input through data..

Since 2002, the SEND Foundation has been monitoring Ghana’s poverty reduction strategy, and researching whether the country’s poor have been benefitting from th.....

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......

FOODNET: information is cha.....

Four years ago farmers in Uganda were at the mercy of traders when it came to selling their produce. Traders were able to force down prices, as farmers had littl.....

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 71 - Small Islands

An ICT-based development fr.....

The geographical isolation of small island economies may have limited their development in the past, but information and communication technologies can now help t.....

Mobile innovation on Caribb.....

The Caribbean offers a number of opportunities that make the region prime for the development of its mobile innovation.....

Towards Caribbean e-agricul.....

Information is the glue that holds together the members of value chains – from raw material processing, packaging and marketing, to the final consumer. Access t.....

Disaster risk management ..

In October 2005, leaders of Pacific nations at the 36th Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea endorsed A Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resili.....

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