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A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers

A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers

Published on: Aug 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Many scholars have hailed the mobile phone as a tool to give farming in developing countries a new impetus. However, studies on the impact of mobile phones in general,...
We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

Published on: Aug 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months it’s just how much data there is out there that’s not being used. In fact by aggregating data...
The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

Published on: Aug 02 2017 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Could Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, be a missing piece in addressing the global yield gap? One ICTforAg breakout session, “The State of Drones for Agricultural...
Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Published on: Jul 26 2017 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The market for AgTech investment is growing. According to AgFunder, in 2016 there was $3.23 billion dollars invested in 580 AgTech deals. Investments in US firms...
Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Published on: Jul 13 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?
Recently, I was talking with a Philippine rice farmer about the new agricultural practices he was using to achieve large crop gains on his farm. Surprised at his...
4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

Published on: Jul 10 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture
The agriculture sector is creating increasing amounts of data, from many different sources. From tractors equipped with GPS tracking, to open data released by government...
How Interactive Radio Can Improve Feedback and Accountability

How Interactive Radio Can Improve Feedback and Accountability

Published on: Jun 19 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Farm Radio International’s Listening Post is a methodology for collecting real-time, unfiltered feedback from farmers through a multi-channel platform linked...
3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

Published on: Jun 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, I watched in amazement as a group of agriculture extension agents wrestled with an inkjet printer in a rural Philippine rice field. First they ran a power...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 07 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In February CRS, in collaboration with NetHope, flew a drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), over cashew farms in central Benin. Just from a first look at the...