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: GPS

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Peppers, ports and pest tra.....

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The soils lab in a suitcase..

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 75 - ICT4Ag: Making it happen - post-conference issue

Supporting change processes..

Capacity strengthening  Saskia Harmsen discusses a number of topics that were covered in her sessions of capacity strengthening, including the importance of......

Making it happen..

The ICT4Ag conference held in Rwanda in November 2013 was unique in that it brought together a highly representative body of delegates from the ICT and agricultur......

Pooling strengths and resou.....

Creating an enabling environment  Dady Demby discusses various aspect of ‘enabling environment’, including how to create a balance between public and private......

A living database for ICT4Ag..

Emerging innovations in ICTs  Ben Addom, coordinator of the ‘Emerging innovations’ stream, talks about the effort to create a ‘living database’ of ICT4Ag sol......

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