ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

August 2011


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.


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.


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



Power to the community..

Using hydro and solar energy, a village in Kenya now boasts the first hybrid zero emission power supply in the country. The community power centre provides a stab......

Ghana: Naga women, ICTs and.....

The area around the village of Naga, in Kassena Nankana district in northern Ghana is well endowed with rich forests and other natural resources. However, the ar.....

Everyone’s a teacher, every.....

Via participatory video (PV), the Tichezerane Aids support group in M’deka, Malawi, is promoting healthy ways of living with Aids. It is also helping to build gr.....

A service to the community..

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

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