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: Telephony

A social alliance..

Forest Connect works in 12 countries to link small-scale forestry enterprises, and helps them to gather and deliver information using ICTs....

Making stronger links..

Using the internet and mobile phones, small-scale farmers in East Africa are learning how to work efficiently with the traders who buy their goods. Linking Local......

An evolving vision..

Development Gateway has changed significantly in response to external challenges and the emergence of new web-based technologies. Their experience highlights imp......

Generating power and money..

The introduction of solar power systems to rural communities in East Africa is developing new business opportunities as well as providing affordable and safe elec......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 64 - Value chains

Talk about shared experience..

Radio and web 2.0 tools connect Caribbean farmers and agribusinesses ...

A new voice on the market..

Sibiri Sawadogo is a farmer in Burkina Faso. Over the past few years, using very simple farming techniques, he has managed to fight desertification by ‘re-green.....

A smart fishing suite..

Mobile apps give a boost to the Trinidad and Tobago fish market.  ...

Answering farmers’ needs..

A multi-purpose ICT centre in Nigeria connects farmers and researchers ...

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