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: Measuring

A balanced delivery..

Irrisat-SMS combines satellite data, information from local weather stations and feedback from farmers to deliver daily, detailed irrigation scheduling advice via......

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....

Increasing the flow of data..

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

Water, soil and data..

A project in Swaziland uses remote sensing and GIS to identify irrigable farmland. The data are analysed to improve the efficiency of project management processes....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 71 - Small Islands

Disaster risk management ..

In October 2005, leaders of Pacific nations at the 36th Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea endorsed A Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resili.....

Towards Caribbean e-agricul.....

Information is the glue that holds together the members of value chains – from raw material processing, packaging and marketing, to the final consumer. Access t.....

Mobile innovation on Caribb.....

The Caribbean offers a number of opportunities that make the region prime for the development of its mobile innovation.....

An ICT-based development fr.....

The geographical isolation of small island economies may have limited their development in the past, but information and communication technologies can now help t.....

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