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GenARDIS: a small grant fund for gender-related work in ICTs

Gesa Wesseler reports on the success of GenARDIS and highlights the importance of a gender-sensitive approach to ICTs in ACP agriculture. Read more...

Fingerprinting plant killers

David Cooke, a researcher at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) explains how DNA-based molecular diagnostics is helping researchers to fight plant diseases caused by a notorious family of fungi. Read more...

Web-based Q&A service for farmers in ACP countries

Henning Knipschild and Vivienne Oguya explain how CTA's web based question and answer service helps farmers to obtain expert advice. Read more...

Mobile GIS and local knowledge in monitoring carbon stocks

Jeroen Verplanke describes the development of a mobile GIS unit to record and monitor the carbon stored in natural forests. Read more...

Financing the information society

Pablo Accuosto and Niki Johnson assess how the issue of financing has been addressed at the WSIS to date. Read more...

Access to ICTs for agricultural development

Improved access to global information networks and adequate capacity building are essential for African agricultural producers, according to Willy Currie. Read more...

WSIS round two, phase two – African perspectives

Aida Opoku-Mensah believes that the upcoming WSIS regional conference in Accra, Ghana, is important for all African development actors. Read more...

E-agriculture should go beyond the Internet

The second World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS-2), to be held in Tunis on 16-18 November, will provide an opportunity to focus the policy debate on the 8th Millennium Development Goal, and the target to '... Read more...

Fiji and the World Summit on the Information Society

Abel Caine reports on how Fiji’s involvement in the WSIS process has brought ICTs to the top of the national political agenda. Read more...

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