Practical Insights on agriculture

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...
Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development

Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development

Published on: Sep 16 2011 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development
I am Alice Liu and I was working in the technology sector in California when I became interested in international development. I made the transition in 2005 and...
Two Questions on the Sustainability of Grameen’s Android App for Farmers

Two Questions on the Sustainability of Grameen’s Android App for Farmers

Published on: Sep 14 2011 by Tyrone Hall - 6 Comments
The Grameen Foundation Center launched a comprehensive Android phone-based project for Ugandan smallholder farmers recently, that could significantly improve farming...
Agriculture: A knowledge-based Industry

Agriculture: A knowledge-based Industry

Published on: Sep 09 2011 by Tyrone Hall - 1 Comment
Enriching rural coffee farmers with educational videos via iPads Getting the right information to farmers, when and where they need it, in a form (language and...
Killing the Question Box Hardware to Save the Open Mind Mission

Killing the Question Box Hardware to Save the Open Mind Mission

Published on: Aug 24 2011 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
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Organic Farming Training in rural Kenya – an ICT approach to knowledge dissemination

Organic Farming Training in rural Kenya – an ICT approach to knowledge dissemination

Published on: May 11 2011 by Ignatz Heinz - 1 Comment
Biovision Foundation is a Swiss non-profit organization with a global mission to alleviate poverty and improve the livelihoods of rural people in Africa while maintaining...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: March II

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: March II

Published on: Mar 29 2011 by Ritse Erumi - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: March II
Welcome to the ICTworks bi-weekly ICT4D Retrospective, where we condense the last two weeks of news into a succinct list of links for your perusal. If you want your...