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ICTforAg Case Study: Success with Electronic Vouchers for Farmers in Mozambique

ICTforAg Case Study: Success with Electronic Vouchers for Farmers in Mozambique

Published on: Jun 11 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In Mozambique, approximately 4 million farm units are responsible for around 95% of national agricultural production, cultivating an average of 1.5 hectares/family. ...
There Are No Data Unicorns in Agriculture

There Are No Data Unicorns in Agriculture

Published on: Jun 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At a recent gathering in Houston, I spoke with a guy who told me his company is looking for a data unicorn. The term encapsulates what an ideal data scientist is:...
9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions

9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions

Published on: Jun 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The potential for ICTs in agricultural development is almost endless and numerous applications are being developed and deployed. However, whilst everyone would...
Don’t Miss These Exciting Sessions: Register Now for ICTforAg 2018!

Don’t Miss These Exciting Sessions: Register Now for ICTforAg 2018!

Published on: Jun 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Blockchain, drones, data-driven precision agriculture – the ICTforAg conference has revolved around major breakthroughs and evolving trends in agriculture...
What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?

What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?

Published on: May 30 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
In value chains with high levels of competition, agribusiness field agents and other buyers often collect a wide range of information on farmers. For example, new...
6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

Published on: May 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology
Smallholder farmers make up over half of the world’s food-insecure populations in developing countries. These farmers face numerous challenges: decreasing land...
FAO Guide: How to Have Gender and ICT Success in Agriculture

FAO Guide: How to Have Gender and ICT Success in Agriculture

Published on: May 14 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on FAO Guide: How to Have Gender and ICT Success in Agriculture
Beginning in 2003, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in its plan on action on gender and development, was flagging the changes...
Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Published on: Apr 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Digital technology has enormous potential to improve food security in Feed the Future countries and around the world. There are four broad categories of digital...
Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Creating killer content is critical to ICT4D success. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of incentives to go online because of a lack of relevant...
Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Published on: Jan 18 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?
At a past employer, my team was talking with our farmer constituents about their adoption of our new rice-growing ICTforAg technology. The team was shocked and...