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

What the customer wants..

For farmers who want to expand their business and look for new market opportunities it is useful to find out what customers expect from their product, and then.....

A service to the community..

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

Hurricanes and Hams..

Jamaican amateur radio operators are serving their communities as extreme weather events – in particular hurricanes – increase in frequency across the Caribbean.......

The added value of technology..

Ghanaian agricultural businesses have many of the key requirements to compete in the global marketplace. The country has a stable government, a favourable growi.....

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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...

A service to the community..

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

Diversify to survive..

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

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