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Why monitoring and evaluation is crucial for mobile phone use in agriculture

In this video Mark Davies of Esoko explains why Monitoring and evaluation is so crucial for the use of mobile phone in agriculture, that it is not fair towards Ministries of Agriculture to expect they would remain abreast of the latest mobile phone technological developments. Link | Read more...

Radio and video are key to agricultural innovation in Africa

Radio and video are key forces of agricultural innovation and transformation in Africa than usually considered, a study revealed. Two-thirds of rural women creatively applied ideas illustrated by videos demonstrating improved food processing techniques compared to 20% who attended training workshops. | Read more...

Web 2.0 Five Years On: Web Squared

Ever since Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle first introduced the term ‘web 2.0’, people have been asking, ‘What’s next?’ Is it the semantic web? The sentient web? Is it the social web? The mobile web? Is it some form of virtual reality? | Read more...

A New Mobile Phone Aimed at the Poor

A low-cost Venezuelan mobile phone has been produced, costing no more than US $15. The phone is aimed at the fast-growing mobile market across the global South. It is an effort to create an affordable mobile phone with features: a camera, WAP internet... Link | Read more...

Why it pays to be careful when you put your trust in cloud computing

This year's overhyped IT concept is cloud computing. Also called software as a service (Saas), cloud computing is when you run software over the internet and access it via a browser. The salesforce.com customer management software is an example of this. | Read more...

African Undersea Cables

An interactive map showing undersea internet cables around Africa, plus a useful table of statistics and data on each of the cables. Link | Read more...

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