Practical Insights on ICT4Ag

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...
How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

Published on: May 24 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
About six years ago, I was in Uganda as part of a team undertaking an agriculture policy assessment. One of the more interesting sound bites regarding agriculture...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away

Published on: May 11 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away
Please register to attend ICTforAg 2017 on June 23rd, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and 2016, bringing together...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Published on: Mar 27 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Please sign up to present or register to attend ICTforAg 2017 on June 23rd, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and...
Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Published on: Feb 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The proliferation of mobile phones among rural households in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana has seen a significant increase of digital information solutions for farmers....
Three Factors to Make Your ICTforAg Efforts More Effective

Three Factors to Make Your ICTforAg Efforts More Effective

Published on: Oct 19 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three Factors to Make Your ICTforAg Efforts More Effective
I am an optimistic skeptic of ICT4D and ICTforAg. The potential role of ICT in Development is obvious, but we often seem to be overselling the current reality. Donors...
How Can We Create an Integrated ICTforAg Sensor Ecosystem?

How Can We Create an Integrated ICTforAg Sensor Ecosystem?

Published on: Sep 28 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
We are on the cusp of a second green revolution. Through the application of connected technologies, we have the potential to increase agricultural productivity...
Managing the Data Transmission Constraints When Using ICTforAg Sensors

Managing the Data Transmission Constraints When Using ICTforAg Sensors

Published on: Sep 21 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Managing the Data Transmission Constraints When Using ICTforAg Sensors
By 2018, according to a recent report from Ericsson, the largest category of connected devices in the world will be comprised of a variety of vehicles and machines,...
3 Barriers to Using Sensors to Improve ICTforAg

3 Barriers to Using Sensors to Improve ICTforAg

Published on: Sep 14 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Barriers to Using Sensors to Improve ICTforAg
As mentioned in Sabeen Dhanani’s initial post in this series, How Can Sensor Technologies and Precision Farming Improve Agriculture?, technology is the easiest...
How Can Sensor Technologies and Precision Farming Improve Agriculture?

How Can Sensor Technologies and Precision Farming Improve Agriculture?

Published on: Sep 07 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can Sensor Technologies and Precision Farming Improve Agriculture?
The use of precise, granular data collected via remote and ground sensors has tremendous potential to improve agriculture outcomes. In the industrialized world...