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, conflict, labor markets, food supply systems, nutrition,...
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 and governments all too often are looking for an overly...
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 by 70% by 2050, helping us meet the 70% increase in agricultural...
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, utility meters, sensor technologies and consumer electronics...
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 part of using sensors to support improved agricultural practices...
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 the most mature aspects of the application of these tools tend...
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 (without on-going donor support) and scalable (potentially...