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: Radio

Power to the community..

Using hydro and solar energy, a village in Kenya now boasts the first hybrid zero emission power supply in the country. The community power centre provides a stab......

RANET: Bringing weather ser.....

A herdsman in the semi-desert region of northern Niger winds up his radio and tunes in to the daily weather report, in the hope that it will help him find suitab.....

Talk about shared experience..

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

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

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

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

A service to the community..

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

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

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