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Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists

Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists

Published on: Jul 09 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
It’s hard to believe that a small worm could destroy millions – millions of tons of crop yields, millions of dollars in farm income, and millions of tons...
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...
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...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
How Technology Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security

How Technology Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security

Published on: Apr 06 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are 793 million people globally, who are undernourished or food insecure according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Weather,...
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...