ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

October 2011


Perspectives

Integrated approaches

‘Extension workers need to be part of a team that includes policy makers, researchers and communities.’ Myra Wopereis-Pura, director of knowledge at FARA


Q&A

Extending the reach

‘ICTs bring agricultural extension and advisory services closer to farmers who often live far from the main information sources.’ Karin Nichterlein, research officer at the FAO.


Bookmarks

Agricultural information exchange

ICTs can be very effective in delivering timely and applicable information to small-scale producers, even those living in remote areas.


Tech Talk

Social connections

‘It would be good if organisations could make more use of this crowd-sourcing tool to map out their work, especially in rural areas.’ Brenda Zulu, ICT journalist and blogger based in Zambia


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Monitoring

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....

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

Hurricanes and Hams..

Jamaican amateur radio operators are serving their communities as extreme weather events – in particular hurricanes – increase in frequency across the Caribbean.......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 72 - Open access & open data

Opening access – views from.....

Open access initiatives in Africa are helping countries there face development challenges....

High-quality science benefi.....

Open access publishing can help spread knowledge and move science forward....

No longer ‘publishing as us.....

Today’s ICT-driven world provides new opportunities for scientists to leverage open data to create important breakthroughs....

Open data and open science ..

Modern science relies on data – lots of data that are complex and diverse. Open science – scientific results, the data that feed them, the software that sits be.....

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