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: Measuring

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Water, soil and data..

A project in Swaziland uses remote sensing and GIS to identify irrigable farmland. The data are analysed to improve the efficiency of project management processes....

A balanced delivery..

Irrisat-SMS combines satellite data, information from local weather stations and feedback from farmers to deliver daily, detailed irrigation scheduling advice via......

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....

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