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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: TV & video

Generating power and money..

The introduction of solar power systems to rural communities in East Africa is developing new business opportunities as well as providing affordable and safe elec......

Ghanaian cocoa farmer video.....

Research conducted on similar cocoa farming areas in Cameroon shows that if left untreated, this disease can result in crop losses of up to 90%. For Ghanaian coc.....

Camcorders, cassava and crude..

The Niger Delta, the eighth biggest oil producing region in the world, is a maze of waterways and mangrove swamps. Thousands of kilometers of pipelines crisscros.....

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 62 - Extension & advice

Technology retains talent..

With little access to formal extension services, a rural Zambian community set up an internet connection to develop local agriculture, education and energy facili......

Accessible advice..

A local language website gathers content from a wide range of sources and presents the information to Madagascan farmers and extension officers in a variety of fo......

Input from experts..

Aisha Zachariah, from Tamale in northern Ghana, used to grow seed to sell to other farmers in her community. She wanted to expand her business and provide other.....

Animated information..

Animations developed to be viewed on cell phones provide a unique way of delivering agricultural advice, as the short videos can be adapted for a variety of langu......

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