Perspectives

The essential essence of telecentres

Telecentres have evolved into a global community of ICT hubs, with a strong social mission and motivation to continuously search for innovation and opportunities.


Q&A

Adapting to the situation

While some of the initial reasons for establishing telecentres no longer exist, that doesn`t mean that telecentres no longer have a function.


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Offline web browsing

HTTrack automatically downloads a website’s entire content, or even just a specific section of it, for future offline reference


Tech Talk

The impact of ICTs

A computer scientist became interested in rural development and dreams of a device that can capture or regenerate energy by itself.


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Farming from space: precisi.....

Golder Associates Africa has introduced the first auto-steer tractor on the continent, to Agadi farm, an 80,000 ha rain-fed farm in Blue Nile state in eastern Su.....

Mauritius: Reforming the su.....

Sugar cane is vital to the economy of Mauritius. In 2004 it accounted for 19% of the value of exports and 5% of the country’s GDP. About 90% of the arable land,.....

Belize: Land tenure clarifi.....

In Belize, as in many developing countries, the lack of clarity about land tenure is a major obstacle to the efficient use of agricultural land. In 2003 the gove.....

Small groups, large forests..

Farmers working with the TIST Program have been using handheld computers and portable GPS receivers since 1999 to collect data for carbon credit trading. ...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 76 - Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

Reducing supply chain credi.....

A mobile platform called MoBiashara aims to reduce supply chain credit risk and compute an alternative credit scoring that promotes access to finance. ...

Beyond cash..

SmartMoney has grown from a small intervention targeting market inefficiencies between rural farmers and agriculture organisations to a community-wide rural payme......

The agricultural mobile fin.....

Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain and giving farmers greater access to a range of financial services. ...

Big data for smallholders..

The Financial Identity Risk Management solution will provide consumer protection while enabling lenders to offer credit that can improve a borrower’s life and lif......

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