Issue 47: Market information systems

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Tanzania to start tracking cattle by computer

Tanzania will implement computerized registration and monitoring of livestock and coding of by-products once the Traceability Act is enforced by Parliament, APA learnt here Wednesday. The new Act will help small and medium enterprises that have... | Read more...

The Role of Mobile Phones in Sustainable Rural Poverty Reduction

Many developing country governments and developing agencies are focusing on extending telecommunications services into rural areas, as they seek to alleviate poverty, encourage economic and social growth, and overcome a perceived ‘digital divide’.... Link | Read more...

The Impact of HIV/AIDS and Drought on Local Knowledge Systems for Agro-biodiversity and Food Security

According to this report on Swaziland, drought (caused by poor rains in the last four seasons) and a high incidence of HIV/AIDS are both long-term crises that create vicious cycles of vulnerability, poverty, and food insecurity. | Read more...

Analysis of Global e-Agriculture Survey

This 14-page report traces patterns revealed through a global online survey conducted as a follow-up to the November 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, Tunisia. This research was carried out based on the growing agreement ... Link | Read more...

Applying ICT to Enhance African Capacity in Agriculture and Food Policy Research

Getting the food and agriculture system moving faster is crucial for structural transformation and poverty reduction in Africa. The advent of the world wide web and steady reductions in the cost and increases in the speed of internet services in... Link | Read more...

Information (Technology), Market Performance, And Welfare in South Indian Fisheries

Between 1997 and 2001, mobile phone service was introduced throughout Kerala, a state in India with a large fishing industry. Using microlevel survey data, this paper shows that the adoption of mobile phones by fishermen and wholesalers was associated... Link | Read more...

Communicating Agricultural Research in Africa: The New Role of Rural Radio

This 12-page paper addresses the current role of rural radio in Africa and explores how researchers can improve communication with farmers via radio. It also discusses research relationships among civil society where media is an influential but often underestimated institutional partner. | Read more...

Knowing & Growing Information Technologies in support of Organic Agriculture

Organic farming is a highly knowledge-intensive and intimate method of farming. Many small-scale organic farmers farm in isolation and might not benefit from the larger community-based networks that support non-organic farmers. | Read more...

ICT for food security in Africa

Recent developments in the ICT field are positively changing ways research is being done in the world and may be used to improve food distribution networks, development of population surveys and censuses and expansion of early warning systems in Africa. | Read more...

Uganda Cotton Development Organization

The Cotton Development Organization monitors the production, processing, and marketing of cotton in Uganda. The organization promotes the distribution of high quality cotton seed and generally facilitates the development of the cotton industry. Link | Read more...

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