Practical Insights on agriculture

How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

Published on: Apr 03 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Who’s your farmer? This sounds like a simple question for any agricultural intervention, but it is fraught with complexity, especially for those of us who are...
Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Published on: May 18 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?
“Our policy objective in the aid community, should be to end famine as we know it in our lifetime.” That was the challenge presented to us by Andrew...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technologies for Smallholder Farmers

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technologies for Smallholder Farmers

Published on: May 02 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
June 10th – Washington, DC – Register Now ICTforAg 2016 will bring together +275 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from...
USAID Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa

USAID Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa

Published on: May 20 2013 by John Zoltner - 1 Comment
This Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa briefing paper presents the results of an assessment carried out to explore the current use of sustainable...
Every Single Presentation from CRS’ 5th ICT4D Conference Now Available Online

Every Single Presentation from CRS’ 5th ICT4D Conference Now Available Online

Published on: May 03 2013 by Aaron Mason - Comments Off on Every Single Presentation from CRS’ 5th ICT4D Conference Now Available Online
In March of this year Catholic Relief Services held it’s fifth ICT4D conference, looking to explore how ICT is being applied in development situations. The event...
8 Lessons Learned to Improve ICT-enabled FM Radio Station Sustainability

8 Lessons Learned to Improve ICT-enabled FM Radio Station Sustainability

Published on: Aug 27 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Recently, the African Farm Radio Research Initiative sought to test the effectiveness of a new radio campaign model developed by Farm Radio International: the participatory...
FM Radio is mAgriculture to Small-Scale African Farmers

FM Radio is mAgriculture to Small-Scale African Farmers

Published on: Feb 17 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
I am a big fan of FM radio. From my days at IESC Geekcorps, I saw how this “old” technology was still impressive in its reach, cost-effectiveness,...
ICT: Changing the Face of Agriculture

ICT: Changing the Face of Agriculture

Published on: Oct 12 2011 by Tyrone Hall - 3 Comments
The mere mention of agriculture conjures, for many, outmoded images of a backbreaking industry. It’s an image that holds true in some places where few farmers...
ICTworks Profile of Esoko: Bringing the Market to Africa’s Fingertips

ICTworks Profile of Esoko: Bringing the Market to Africa’s Fingertips

Published on: Oct 04 2011 by Tsega Belachew - 1 Comment
It was a normal day by Accra standards. I walked out of the house ready to make my way to the center of town for an interview with a homegrown tech company; Esoko....
iPads in Rural Agriculture: Glitz Toys or ICT4Ag Business Tool?

iPads in Rural Agriculture: Glitz Toys or ICT4Ag Business Tool?

Published on: Sep 28 2011 by Tyrone Hall - Comments Off on iPads in Rural Agriculture: Glitz Toys or ICT4Ag Business Tool?
This month’s Technology Salon ICT4Ag – Enriching rural coffee farmers via iPads raised a couple of eyebrows from the outset. How can Exprima Media and...