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: Software

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Network support..

Over the past few decades, sugar and bananas were the most common agricultural products grown in the Caribbean. However, with the recent decline in these two se.....

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......

Shea quality..

The Star Shea Network brings together rural women’s groups that specialise in harvesting and processing nuts from the shea tree. The network helps more than 3,0.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

An attractive opportunity..

Audio conferencing helps to make farming a viable prospect for young Ghanaians ...

Moving with communities..

A portable computer kit delivers agricultural training to Ugandan nomadic pastoralists...

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

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