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

Lessons out loud..

The Talking Book, a robust handheld audio computer, records locally produced agricultural and literacy information for Ghanaian farmers to play back in their own......

Ready for new developments..

As internet coverage expands in Ghana, a project helps schools make the best use of the web and helps rural communities adapt to the technology....

The democracy of technology..

National ICT policies provide guidance on how a country promotes the development of the information and communications sector. Ideally, these policies ensure th.....

Digital class notes..

The Educational Support Network in Zambia enables teachers to use ICTs to produce locally relevant digital lesson notes for distribution to other schools in the c......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

Moving with communities..

A portable computer kit delivers agricultural training to Ugandan nomadic pastoralists...

An attractive opportunity..

Audio conferencing helps to make farming a viable prospect for young Ghanaians ...

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