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: Software

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.....

The added value of technology..

Ghanaian agricultural businesses have many of the key requirements to compete in the global marketplace. The country has a stable government, a favourable growi.....

A social alliance..

Forest Connect works in 12 countries to link small-scale forestry enterprises, and helps them to gather and deliver information using ICTs....

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

A service to the community..

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

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

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