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People at the centre of technology

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

The democracy of technology..

National ICT policies provide guidance on how a country promotes the development of the information and communications sector. Ideally, these policies ensure th.....

Linking civil society..

Initially known as Worknet, with trade union connections, the history of SANGONeT is closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Afri.....

The benefits of better serv.....

Access to telecommunication services can greatly improve economic growth. And this is especially the case in developing countries. According to the World Bank,.....

Input through data..

Since 2002, the SEND Foundation has been monitoring Ghana’s poverty reduction strategy, and researching whether the country’s poor have been benefitting from th.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 63 - Adapting to climate change

Adapting to risk..

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

Forecasts for a fairer future..

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

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

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