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In the mid-1960s, land reform in my country gave the land back to the farmers. This marked the end of feudalism, and although you might expect the farmers to have broken al...

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ICTs grow in agriculture

What was your first experience of ICTs being used to improve the livelihoods of farmers?In Nigeria the use of radio to broadcast agricultural information dates back to ind...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Measuring

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

Forecasts for a fairer future..

An early warning system delivers rainfall data to Kenyan farmers’ cell phones...

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 71 - Small Islands

Disaster risk management ..

In October 2005, leaders of Pacific nations at the 36th Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea endorsed A Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resili.....

An ICT-based development fr.....

The geographical isolation of small island economies may have limited their development in the past, but information and communication technologies can now help t.....

Towards Caribbean e-agricul.....

Information is the glue that holds together the members of value chains – from raw material processing, packaging and marketing, to the final consumer. Access t.....

Mobile innovation on Caribb.....

The Caribbean offers a number of opportunities that make the region prime for the development of its mobile innovation.....

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