ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

September 2014


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ICTs improving family farming

ICTs are transforming the lives of family farmers, giving them better access to information, markets, services and inputs, and making them more resilient to external shocks.   


Young voices

Creating an upward spiral

The use of ICTs to access big data for farming purposes may well lift the status of the profession of farming as a whole – for both family farmers and young people.   


Article

e-adaptation to climate change in Malawi

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

Article

ICTs in rural Ghana

A mango growers association in Ghana is using ICTs to address the challenges affecting their livelihoods.   

Dispatches

Farm to table

Two projectsin Samoa that are very relevant to family farrming: Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) and  m-Link with its three applications m-Link Kitchern, m-Link Extension and m-Link Producer


Conference

AgriFuture Days 2014 Conference

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

EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Telephony

Spreading the net..

At the moment, there is very little evidence of web 2.0 tools being used at the community level in developing countries. In Senegal, for example, people can list.....

An evolving vision..

Development Gateway has changed significantly in response to external challenges and the emergence of new web-based technologies. Their experience highlights imp......

Fuelling productivity..

For many countries, increasing agricultural productivity also requires more energy from expensive fuel sources. But several projects in West Africa show that bioe......

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......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 64 - Value chains

A new voice on the market..

Sibiri Sawadogo is a farmer in Burkina Faso. Over the past few years, using very simple farming techniques, he has managed to fight desertification by ‘re-green.....

A smart fishing suite..

Mobile apps give a boost to the Trinidad and Tobago fish market.  ...

Answering farmers’ needs..

A multi-purpose ICT centre in Nigeria connects farmers and researchers ...

Talk about shared experience..

Radio and web 2.0 tools connect Caribbean farmers and agribusinesses ...

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