ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

February 2015


Young voices

Young Voices

Young people are critical to the future of the agriculture sector, the young voice rubric gives a glimpse on what some of the young people contribute to the sector.


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FarmDrive, a win-win system

FarmDrive aims to promote access to credit and financial services for smallholder farmers. Banks remain to be won over, but the project is on track.

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GODAN, a vanguard global partnership

Martin Parr explains how partnerships will shape open data approaches to support global efforts to make agricultural and nutrition data available for unrestricted use worldwide.   

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Cloud Cover: A Favorable Forecast for Open Access in Agriculture

Cloud computing supports reaching the goals of open access in agriculture.   

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“Aquacrop”, crop water productivity model 

Aquacrop is a crop water productivity model for agricultural research and stakeholders. By evaluating different parameters, it improves yields where water is scarce.  

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VIVO and Agriprofiles: A tacit knowledge discovery tool

The amount of explicit knowledge available online related to agriculture is overwhelming. VIVO and Agriprofiles help to reuse and link this information more effectively.  

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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Hardware

Making stronger links..

Using the internet and mobile phones, small-scale farmers in East Africa are learning how to work efficiently with the traders who buy their goods. Linking Local......

Window to the world..

The war in northern Uganda has driven thousands of people from their homes to live in camps. Now, after a lot of trial an error, BOSCO Uganda has brought the int......

Adapting to change..

As the internet has grown so has Kabissa, responding to problems and offering solutions to activists and members throughout Africa. ...

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......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 73 - e-agriculture strategies

A telecom operator in West.....

Orange helps to make mobile services available to farmers in Niger ...

An ICT-triggered rural know.....

An ICT-triggered rural knowledge revolution in India is helping to break down the barriers that stand between localised rural economies and globalised markets....

e-agriculture strategies: t.....

Many African countries have developed national e-governance, e-health and e-education strategies, yet many still lack an e-agriculture strategy. One exception is......

CARICOM’s e-agriculture str.....

CARICOM turns to ICTs to transform Caribbean agricultural production. ...

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