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: Software

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

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......

Community methodology..

 A study by the Kyoto: Think Global, Act Local project shows that using open source software for data collection can be cost-effective for forest communities....

Making the marketplace mobile..

With internet and SMS TradeNet allows rural farmers to advertise their merchandise to an international market and find the fairest price for their crops....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

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

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...

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