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

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....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

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...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 67 - ICT innovation

Track your cow’s development..

A mobile phone application tracks each cow to inform the farmer about periods in gestation, feeding, milking and disease control....

A bridge between farmers an.....

Kenyan farmer, Zack Matere, searches the web for useful agricultural information, then posts it on notice boards around his community helping other producers to i......

Cooperation for development..

The spirit of sharing is at the heart of the many new technology hubs that have opened in ACP countries in recent years. In Zambia, BongoHive encourages industry......

A simple exchange system..

Next2’s SMS service in Kenya and Nigeria lets farmers share local knowledge, expertise and experiences with each other, and with agricultural researchers....

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