Perspectives

A system for food security

‘Market information systems need to be regularly updated and developed to meet the needs of farmers.’ Pierre Traore, of OMA and RESIMAO.


Q&A

The value of market information

‘Technology increases a farmer’s ability to reach potential buyers, but it does not guarantee that the farmer will get a good deal.’ Patrice Annequin, marketing and market information specialist at IFDC.


Bookmarks

Guide to good traceability practice

Documenting and collecting data throughout the supply chain helps small-scale producer reach lucrative new markets.


Tech Talk

A balance of information

‘I really identify with the Caribbean Nobel Laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis, who recognised so long ago that “the fundamental cure for poverty is not money, but knowledge”.’ Claudette de Freitas, CEO, CEED Ltd


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Software

The benefits of better serv.....

Access to telecommunication services can greatly improve economic growth. And this is especially the case in developing countries. According to the World Bank,.....

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.....

Lessons out loud..

The Talking Book, a robust handheld audio computer, records locally produced agricultural and literacy information for Ghanaian farmers to play back in their own......

Hitting the right tone..

The traditional Yoruba ‘talking drums’ of Nigeria provide inspiration for a unique approach to speech recognition technology. ...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

A model of sustainability..

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

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

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