Perspectives

Creating stronger links

‘ICTs are only as good as the information they communicate.’ Andrew Shepherd, consultant with CTA’s value chain development programme


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The value of communication

Improved access to cell phones has resulted in great changes through the entire cycle of farming life and along every link of the value chain.


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Where a simple search can lead

‘The story that started as an internet search has led to a new product for farmers, one that has received coverage from national media after only six months.’


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Belize: Land tenure clarifi.....

In Belize, as in many developing countries, the lack of clarity about land tenure is a major obstacle to the efficient use of agricultural land. In 2003 the gove.....

Mauritius: Reforming the su.....

Sugar cane is vital to the economy of Mauritius. In 2004 it accounted for 19% of the value of exports and 5% of the country’s GDP. About 90% of the arable land,.....

A smart fishing suite..

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

Community methodology..

 A study by the Kyoto: Think Global, Act Local project shows that using open source software for data collection can be cost-effective for forest communities....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 76 - Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

Reducing supply chain credi.....

A mobile platform called MoBiashara aims to reduce supply chain credit risk and compute an alternative credit scoring that promotes access to finance. ...

The agricultural mobile fin.....

Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain and giving farmers greater access to a range of financial services. ...

Big data for smallholders..

The Financial Identity Risk Management solution will provide consumer protection while enabling lenders to offer credit that can improve a borrower’s life and lif......

Beyond cash..

SmartMoney has grown from a small intervention targeting market inefficiencies between rural farmers and agriculture organisations to a community-wide rural payme......

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