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: CDROM & databases

Traditional Tree Initiative.....

Mr Embi, a cash crop farmer in eastern Papua New Guinea, has just received a CD-ROM containing some valuable information from an extension officer. Seated in.....

The Pacific Islands Pest Li.....

Blessed with a favourable climate and, very importantly, a generally low level of pests and diseases, Pacific island countries such as Fiji, Samoa and Tonga p.....

Crop debugger..

The ICT services support team of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) makes regular visits to the telecentres it operates in many rural.....

PAHIS: Pacific animal healt.....

Sina Taulealo, veterinary officer in Samoa, only needs a CD-ROM to access comprehensive information on, for example, the distribution of the fowl pox virus th.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 78 - Building resilience for family farming

AgriFuture Days 2014 Confer.....

Ajit Maru summarises the key points that were raised and discussed during the conference.   ...

Resilience in family farming..

Nils Ferrand (NRI) explains the concept of resilience in the context of family farming and the role of ICTs can play in making farmers more resilient...

Financial services for fami.....

Fiona Robinson of the Grameen Foundation explains how village savings and loans associations can support family farming.   ...

e-adaptation to climate cha.....

An ICT-enhanced participatory radio campaign in Malawi shows that ICTs can be easily integrated into the lives and work of smallholder family farmers.   &nbs......

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