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: Telephony

Digital class notes..

The Educational Support Network in Zambia enables teachers to use ICTs to produce locally relevant digital lesson notes for distribution to other schools in the c......

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.....

Making the village global..

The village of El Limon in the Dominican Republic has had wireless internet for almost 10 years. The network continues to expand and have a major impact on the e......

A touch of good health..

A locally developed touchscreen computer system helps to guide staff in rural health centres in Malawi through essential diagnosis and patient treatment procedur......

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

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

Increasing the flow of data..

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

Forecasts for a fairer future..

An early warning system delivers rainfall data to Kenyan farmers’ cell phones...

Rapid response system..

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

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