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: Software

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

Connecting technology and e.....

A device which connects a mobile phone to a microscope lets rural lab workers in Uganda send photos of microscopic samples for expert analysis and diagnosis....

What the customer wants..

For farmers who want to expand their business and look for new market opportunities it is useful to find out what customers expect from their product, and then.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

Moving with communities..

A portable computer kit delivers agricultural training to Ugandan nomadic pastoralists...

An attractive opportunity..

Audio conferencing helps to make farming a viable prospect for young Ghanaians ...

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

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