Small, portable computers and other mobile devices are becoming steadily more affordable, while developments in wireless technology make it is easier and cheaper to set up small local networks.
Access to ICTs gives farmers the chance to improve their incomes and increase food security. Since December 2000, ICT Update has reported on the many ways rural communities in have adopted and adapted...
Farming methods are traditionally passed down from one generation to the next. Neighbouring farmers also help each other by passing on tips and hints on how to fatten livestock or get better crops.
Over the last few decades, the spread of HIV/Aids and tuberculosis, along with the continued threats from measles, polio and malaria, have cost the lives of millions of people and affected countless families in ACP nations.
The liberalization of agricultural markets in the late 1980s and early 1990s introduced many new challenges for small-scale farmers. As the government marketing boards closed, producers were left to...
Many people living in the rural areas of ACP countries still cannot make use of communication technology because their towns and villages are not connected to the main electricity grid.
There are still millions of people in ACP countries who live beyond the reach of cellular coverage and who have no fixed-line telephones. Telecommunications companies find it too expensive to extend...
For farmers, getting an honest price for their time, effort and investment means they can put more money toward in next season’s yield. They can buy books, send their children to school and pay for basic medical services.
It is often rural areas that are cut off first after war breaks out, and the last to be reconnected when peace returns. Connecting rural communities in times of conflict gives them more say in the type...
Indigenous peoples all over the world are today using technology to record and protect their traditional knowledge and culture. Communities are gathering details on their environments and the available food sources.