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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: Telephony

Spreading the net..

At the moment, there is very little evidence of web 2.0 tools being used at the community level in developing countries. In Senegal, for example, people can list.....

Fuelling productivity..

For many countries, increasing agricultural productivity also requires more energy from expensive fuel sources. But several projects in West Africa show that bioe......

A profitable trade..

Profits from fair trade products made by women in rural Swaziland go back to the communities to support food security initiatives and some very innovative small-b......

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......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 64 - Value chains

Talk about shared experience..

Radio and web 2.0 tools connect Caribbean farmers and agribusinesses ...

A new voice on the market..

Sibiri Sawadogo is a farmer in Burkina Faso. Over the past few years, using very simple farming techniques, he has managed to fight desertification by ‘re-green.....

Answering farmers’ needs..

A multi-purpose ICT centre in Nigeria connects farmers and researchers ...

A smart fishing suite..

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

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