ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

August 2015

Young Voices

Dispatches from the Consom’Acteurs film festival

The first Consom’Acteurs film festival turned food and agriculture into popular topics of discussion among young people in Burkina Faso.  


Sustainable and scalable business models

Michael Elliott discusses different business models that can lead to success in the long term.  

Guest Editor

More than mobile

Cross-channel partnerships in ICT4Ag projects will deliver greater impact   


Video-based learning for rural communities

Rikin Gandhi and Aishwarya Pillai explain how video-based learning can encourage communities to be co-creators of knowledge and not just passive recipients.  


The web: a thing of the past, or here to stay?

Is the web an indispensable tool or an indispensable tool for the future of ICT4Ag?  


The creativity and passion of the private sector

The agricultural sector can make good use of the private sector’s creativity and passion.   


Government-supported e-extension

Grace Agili and Stephen Rono discuss the public sector’s efforts to introduce e-extension at the county level in Kenya.


The role of academic institutions

Academic institutions play a key role in addressing the challenges facing the agricultural  



Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

Everyone’s a teacher, every.....

Via participatory video (PV), the Tichezerane Aids support group in M’deka, Malawi, is promoting healthy ways of living with Aids. It is also helping to build gr.....

A service to the community..

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

Ghanaian cocoa farmer video.....

Research conducted on similar cocoa farming areas in Cameroon shows that if left untreated, this disease can result in crop losses of up to 90%. For Ghanaian coc.....

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