ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

May 2014


Guest editor

Revolutionising finance for agricultural value chains

Far-reaching changes are needed to revolutionise finance for agri-value chains.  


Young voices

Discovery learning

Imarah Radix tells us about her experience at a ‘training of trainers’ workshop for young agricultural extension workers.  


Article

Improving sales strategies for the cashew market

N’Kalo is helping farmers improve their sales strategies and increasing their profits.  

Article

How apps impact farming communities

The success of mobile applications in the agricultural sector has been largely measured in terms of numbers, but what has the impact of these apps been on communities as a whole?  

Plug & Play

A selection of innovative apps compiled by ICT Update

ICT experts in ACP countries are developing innovative apps to revolutionise finance in agricultural development. Here is a selection of apps compiled by ICT Update.


Tech Talk

How ICTs are empowering Ugandan farmers

It is important to get as many farmers as possible to trust mobile money, because it has opened a whole new frontier for them.  


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Radio

VoIP in the wilderness..

With no fixed-line service and mobile phone operators reluctant to invest in rural areas, the Fantsuam Foundation decided to provide VoIP to customers on its wire......

CLIPS: a radio project to t.....

Natural disasters such as droughts and floods can have devastating impacts on the economies of African countries. The availability, dissemination and applicatio.....

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

RLP: interactive radio in P.....

In the village of Itokama, in the fertile Oro Province of eastern Papua New Guinea, representatives of a dozen or so local clans have gathered for a strategy.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

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