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: CDROM & databases

SARITA: land documents – di.....

Farmer Rai Singh Bhika Padvi and his neighbour are standing in line at the local office of the Stamps and Registration Department (SRD) in Warana Nagar, in th.....

Conserving medicinal plants.....

In Ghana, traditional healthcare practices rely almost entirely on herbal medicines. Even in urban areas where modern synthetic drugs are readily available, many.....

Crop debugger..

The ICT services support team of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) makes regular visits to the telecentres it operates in many rural.....

Traditional Tree Initiative.....

Mr Embi, a cash crop farmer in eastern Papua New Guinea, has just received a CD-ROM containing some valuable information from an extension officer. Seated in.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 79 - Data Revolution for Agriculture

Participatory data ..

Participatory 3D modelling is a community-based tool used by local communities. They decide what to do with the data as it is generated and used by the community......

Women in Tech: Rebuilding t.....

African libraries are goldmines in indigenous research and knowledge, but there is a gap how that knowledge is managed. How can open data bridge gaps between farm......

Data Revolution for Agricul.....

What does open data mean for agriculture? And why should people care about open data in agriculture and nutrition?  ...

Linking nutrition to the Da.....

How can we bring about a nutrition data revolution? convince  funders to  invest in data collection, storage, and promote accountability where public of......

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