ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

June 2011


Perspectives

The great task ahead

‘The job of developing rural ICT policy in Africa is too important, too urgent and too big to be left to governments.’ Edmund Katiti, NEPAD e-Africa Programme.


Q&A

Partners in policy development

‘ICTs can help a country achieve their goals – as long as there is committed participation from all the partners and sectors of society, including rural communities.’ Makane Faye of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Bookmarks

Strategic online communication

Web 2.0 tools can help researchers, organisations and individuals develop a communication strategy to deliver evidence to policy makers and influence debates.


Tech Talk

Technology takes care of business

‘The most useful thing about social networking is that it has enabled me get in touch with old friends, schoolmates and, most importantly, business associates.’ Rop Kiplagat, software developer, Kenya


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Internet

News for the rest of us..

By drawing on web 2.0 tools to promote citizen journalism rabble.ca provides a template for others. This preview into the relaunch of the site shows that grassro......

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......

Satellite solutions..

Getting precise information helps relief organizations to take quick and effective decisions. UNOSAT analyses satellite data to give disaster managers the detail......

Making the marketplace mobile..

With internet and SMS TradeNet allows rural farmers to advertise their merchandise to an international market and find the fairest price for their crops....

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

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......

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....

A telecom operator in West.....

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

CARICOM’s e-agriculture str.....

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

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