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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...
The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests

The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests

Published on: Nov 22 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests
AgResults is a $122 million experiment designed to answer the following question: can incentive-based prize contests, notable for successes in spurring the aviation...
The Current Status of Blockchain in Agriculture

The Current Status of Blockchain in Agriculture

Published on: Oct 04 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
“I am so excited about blockchain! Can you tell me what it is?” With this, Hugh McDonough opened the panel, “Blockchain for Ag: Demystified and Demarcated”,...
Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

Published on: Sep 27 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services
For farmers who do not trust or simply do not understand information technology, successful organizations must balance new technology and human interaction in agricultural...
3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

Published on: Sep 07 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development
Delivery of scalable agricultural intervention and development can be enhanced using contemporary ICT tools. Such ICT-driven revolution is imperative to meet the...
Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?

Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?

Published on: Aug 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Do farmers really want to be paid in mobile money? To answer this question, I’ll ask you to first entertain a brief thought experiment. Imagine that your...
Apply Now: $500,000 for Your Big Data Innovations in Agriculture

Apply Now: $500,000 for Your Big Data Innovations in Agriculture

Published on: Aug 23 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The rapid growth in processing power and global connectivity means we can now quickly collect, share and analyze enormous amounts of data to reveal new ways to...
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 - Comments Off on A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers
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,...