ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

October 2005


Perspectives

ACP-EU Update: Galileo and the ACP–EU cooperation

Galileo is a global satellite navigation system with a network of 30 satellites and ground stations under civilian control. Galileo, an initiative of the EU and the Europe...

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Q&A: Computerized land registration systems

Professor van der Molen, you have considerable experience in supporting the process of computerizing land registration systems in developing countries. In Africa, the Afri...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: TV & video

Kenya: The health and agric.....

AIDS remains a major problem in Kenya, and it is often women and girls who bear the brunt of the pandemic. They have no rights to own property such as land, and.....

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

Puppet newsreader covers fo.....

The ‘Charming Chévrina’ – as everyone calls her – is now one of the country’s biggest stars. This is quite an achievement for Chévrina, given that she is a goat.....

Ghanaian cocoa farmer video.....

Research conducted on similar cocoa farming areas in Cameroon shows that if left untreated, this disease can result in crop losses of up to 90%. For Ghanaian coc.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 62 - Extension & advice

Input from experts..

Aisha Zachariah, from Tamale in northern Ghana, used to grow seed to sell to other farmers in her community. She wanted to expand her business and provide other.....

Accessible advice..

A local language website gathers content from a wide range of sources and presents the information to Madagascan farmers and extension officers in a variety of fo......

Technology retains talent..

With little access to formal extension services, a rural Zambian community set up an internet connection to develop local agriculture, education and energy facili......

Animated information..

Animations developed to be viewed on cell phones provide a unique way of delivering agricultural advice, as the short videos can be adapted for a variety of langu......

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