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: Radio

A touch of good health..

A locally developed touchscreen computer system helps to guide staff in rural health centres in Malawi through essential diagnosis and patient treatment procedur......

Network support..

Over the past few decades, sugar and bananas were the most common agricultural products grown in the Caribbean. However, with the recent decline in these two se.....

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

Chad: Community radio for r.....

Audy Magazine, a monthly magazine for women in Chad, worked in collaboration with two local NGOs, the Centre d’Etude, de Formation et d’Appui aux Initiatives de.....

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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...

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...

Diversify to survive..

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

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