ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

August 2011


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: Hardware

Going Local..

Using television, radio, the web and printed publications, a project in the Pacific island of Pohnpei restores interest in traditional crops and promotes healthy......

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....

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....

Count on cell phones..

A project in South Africa supports mathematics education in schools using the web, social networking and mobile apps to deliver learning material directly to stud......

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

Improving sales strategies.....

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

Unlocking the market ..

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

Five ways of engaging the y.....

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

Apps for small agri-busines.....

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

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