This special issue of ICT Update features reports on the nine winning projects in the first round of the Gender for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund.
When Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1843, meteorologists were among the first to promote the new technology, as it allowed them to communicate weather observations over large distances in real time.
Theodore Roosevelt once said that ‘to exist as a nation, to prosper as a state and to live as people, we must have trees’. His words still reverberate more than half a century later, as the world...
The editors of ICT Update congratulate CTA on its 20th anniversary. This special issue is different from the regular ICT Update in that it focuses on the forward-looking theme Mainstreaming ICTs, digital futures in ACP agriculture.
In a world with limited arable land and growing populations, ICTs are increasingly becoming part and parcel of land policy. It’s easy to see why – ICTs offer affordable, efficient means of mapping...
While ICTs offer cost-effective means to discover new fishing grounds, monitor environmental impacts and combat illegal fishing activities, they are also accelerating the decline of fish populations,...
Over the last decade the growing global demand for livestock products has given rise to a real ‘livestock revolution’. In order to address the environmental, health and economic challenges posed...
This issue of ICT Update highlights various projects that are pioneering the use of ICTs and, in the process, are reinventing the traditional ways of doing agricultural extension.
Since the mid-1970s microfinance has become serious business. According to recent estimates, about 10,000 microfinance institutions (MFIs) are now providing small loans to 23 million people.
Agriculture is the world’s biggest water consumer, accounting for 70% of all freshwater use. With their growing populations, one in five developing countries will face water shortages by 2030, so...