ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

January 2005


Perspectives

ACP-EU Update: Funding for the Information Society

Recently, in a communication to the WSIS Bureau, the EU expressed its opinion that ‘it is yet to be convinced as to the need for the creation of a separate Digital Solidar...

Q&A

Q&A: ICTs as tools for rural development

Dr Cooke, ‘e-Agriculture’ features prominently in the WSIS Plan of Action adopted in Geneva, but it has been largely absent from the agendas of subsequent conferences and...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Hardware

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......

The mesh potato network..

A group of software experts, technical specialists and telecommunications entrepreneurs in South Africa is working to develop an inexpensive system to provide rur......

The community call box..

A pilot project to introduce payphones, connected to satellite networks, is providing telephone services to remote communities and helping to develop the telecoms......

Using BGAN to talk..

Using a VoIP conference call feature on a portable satellite connection, remote communities can express their opinions in their own language, and organizations ca......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 77 - Linking farmers to markets

Unlocking the market ..

The use of mobile apps by smallholder farmers in Kenya has helped them to gain access to markets.  ...

Apps for small agri-busines.....

ICT applications are helping entrepreneurs in the Caribbean agricultural sector through every stage of the business cycle.  ...

Five ways of engaging the y.....

Young peoples’ affinity with ICTs and their ability to innovate is the key to moving mAgriculture forward.  ...

Improving sales strategies.....

N’Kalo is helping farmers improve their sales strategies and increasing their profits.  ...

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