East Africa

Women of Uganda Network

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organization established in May 2000. WOUGNET promotes the use of ICTs by women to enhance their capacities and opportunities for sharing and exchanging information and collaboration. Read more...

Kenya: Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange (KACE)

The Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange (KACE) was launched in 1997 to provide reliable and timely market information on commodity types, supply, demand, and prices to guide and enhance private sector participation in more efficient production and marketing. Link | Read more...

The Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange

Okolla The Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange (KACE) supplies reliable and timely information on the availability and prices of a wide range of commodities, and links buyers and sellers in domestic and global markets. Read more...

The CPC: a multimedia tool to identify pests

In several countries in Africa, a multimedia tool called the Crop Protection Compendium (CPC) is helping farmers to recognize and control crop diseases and pests via the Internet and CD-ROM. Read more...

TADinfo: An information system for animal health

Juan Lubroth and Akiko Kamata explain how a software package developed by the FAO is helping veterinary services to prevent outbreaks and halt the spread of animal diseases. Read more...

Q&A: ICTs and the post-harvest fishing industry

How are ICTs being used to support post-harvest fishing activities? Venu Pidachy explains how, in order to comply with strict international food safety and quality regulations, the Ugandan Nile perch exporter Marine Products Ltd is using methods... Read more...

PDF: Sustainable Development in Africa: Is the Climate Right?

Position paper from the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction discussing the management of climate information in the development process in Africa. | Read more...

PDF: 'A funny place to store carbon'

By Chris Lang and Timothy Byakola. 104-page report from the World Rainforest Movement documenting the human rights abuses of the UWA-FACE Foundation’s tree planting project in Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda. | Read more...

Drought Monitoring Centre for the Greater Horn of Africa

In an effort to minimise the negative impacts of extreme climate events and take advantage of the good years in the Horn of Africa, 24 countries established a regional Drought Monitoring Centre (DMC) in Nairobi and a sub-centre in Harare. Link | Read more...

Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) in Multiple Regions and Sectors

AIACC is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the IPCC to advance scientific understanding of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options in developing countries. Its website facilitates access to extensive data, software and... | Read more...

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