ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

September 2014


Guest editor

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: Radio

A service to the community..

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

Support at the centre..

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

RANET: Bringing weather ser.....

A herdsman in the semi-desert region of northern Niger winds up his radio and tunes in to the daily weather report, in the hope that it will help him find suitab.....

The power of information..

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

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

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...

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...

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