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

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

Window to the world..

The war in northern Uganda has driven thousands of people from their homes to live in camps. Now, after a lot of trial an error, BOSCO Uganda has brought the int......

Diversify to survive..

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

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.....

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

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...

A model of sustainability..

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

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