Perspectives

Young people lead the way

‘Young people cannot take up the role of intermediary free of charge, nor should they be expected to,’ Sylvestre Ouédraogo, president of the Yam Pukri Association in Burkina Faso.


Q&A

A source of inspiration

Young farmers are able to master ICT skills and tools, to analyse and adjust farming practices to cope with prevailing climatic conditions, and increase profits.


Bookmarks

Blogs for an online presence

Blogs can provide youth groups, agricultural cooperative and farming business with an easy and free online presence.


Tech Talk

Encouraging ICT uptake

Sharing ideas with others, even on a small or personal level, can encourage them to make effective use of ICTs.


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Measuring

Increasing the flow of data..

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

Escaping the rising sea..

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Direct data on demand..

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A balanced delivery..

Irrisat-SMS combines satellite data, information from local weather stations and feedback from farmers to deliver daily, detailed irrigation scheduling advice via......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 71 - Small Islands

Towards Caribbean e-agricul.....

Information is the glue that holds together the members of value chains – from raw material processing, packaging and marketing, to the final consumer. Access t.....

Mobile innovation on Caribb.....

The Caribbean offers a number of opportunities that make the region prime for the development of its mobile innovation.....

Disaster risk management ..

In October 2005, leaders of Pacific nations at the 36th Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea endorsed A Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resili.....

An ICT-based development fr.....

The geographical isolation of small island economies may have limited their development in the past, but information and communication technologies can now help t.....

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