Perspectives

Integrated approaches

‘Extension workers need to be part of a team that includes policy makers, researchers and communities.’ Myra Wopereis-Pura, director of knowledge at FARA


Q&A

Extending the reach

‘ICTs bring agricultural extension and advisory services closer to farmers who often live far from the main information sources.’ Karin Nichterlein, research officer at the FAO.


Bookmarks

Agricultural information exchange

ICTs can be very effective in delivering timely and applicable information to small-scale producers, even those living in remote areas.


Tech Talk

Social connections

‘It would be good if organisations could make more use of this crowd-sourcing tool to map out their work, especially in rural areas.’ Brenda Zulu, ICT journalist and blogger based in Zambia


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Telephony

Connecting technology and e.....

A device which connects a mobile phone to a microscope lets rural lab workers in Uganda send photos of microscopic samples for expert analysis and diagnosis....

Window to the world..

The war in northern Uganda has driven thousands of people from their homes to live in camps. Now, after a lot of trial an error, BOSCO Uganda has brought the int......

Ready for new developments..

As internet coverage expands in Ghana, a project helps schools make the best use of the web and helps rural communities adapt to the technology....

VoIP in the wilderness..

With no fixed-line service and mobile phone operators reluctant to invest in rural areas, the Fantsuam Foundation decided to provide VoIP to customers on its wire......

view all articles

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

Rapid response system..

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

Increasing the flow of data..

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

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...

view all articles

Copyright © 2014, CTA. Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (ACP-EU)