Perspectives

A system for food security

‘Market information systems need to be regularly updated and developed to meet the needs of farmers.’ Pierre Traore, of OMA and RESIMAO.


Q&A

The value of market information

‘Technology increases a farmer’s ability to reach potential buyers, but it does not guarantee that the farmer will get a good deal.’ Patrice Annequin, marketing and market information specialist at IFDC.


Bookmarks

Guide to good traceability practice

Documenting and collecting data throughout the supply chain helps small-scale producer reach lucrative new markets.


Tech Talk

A balance of information

‘I really identify with the Caribbean Nobel Laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis, who recognised so long ago that “the fundamental cure for poverty is not money, but knowledge”.’ Claudette de Freitas, CEO, CEED Ltd


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Measuring

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

Direct data on demand..

A network of community knowledge workers (CKWs) in Uganda uses a suite of mobile applications to give farmers a broad range of information. The CKWs can provide f......

Water, soil and data..

A project in Swaziland uses remote sensing and GIS to identify irrigable farmland. The data are analysed to improve the efficiency of project management processes....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 73 - e-agriculture strategies

A telecom operator in West.....

Orange helps to make mobile services available to farmers in Niger ...

An ICT-triggered rural know.....

An ICT-triggered rural knowledge revolution in India is helping to break down the barriers that stand between localised rural economies and globalised markets....

CARICOM’s e-agriculture str.....

CARICOM turns to ICTs to transform Caribbean agricultural production. ...

e-agriculture strategies: t.....

Many African countries have developed national e-governance, e-health and e-education strategies, yet many still lack an e-agriculture strategy. One exception is......

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