Practical Insights on ICTforAg

Don’t Miss These Exciting Sessions: Register Now for ICTforAg 2018!

Don’t Miss These Exciting Sessions: Register Now for ICTforAg 2018!

Published on: Jun 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Don’t Miss These Exciting Sessions: Register Now for ICTforAg 2018!
Blockchain, drones, data-driven precision agriculture – the ICTforAg conference has revolved around major breakthroughs and evolving trends in agriculture...
What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?

What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?

Published on: May 30 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?
In value chains with high levels of competition, agribusiness field agents and other buyers often collect a wide range of information on farmers. For example, new...
6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

Published on: May 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology
Smallholder farmers make up over half of the world’s food-insecure populations in developing countries. These farmers face numerous challenges: decreasing land...
FAO Guide: How to Have Gender and ICT Success in Agriculture

FAO Guide: How to Have Gender and ICT Success in Agriculture

Published on: May 14 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on FAO Guide: How to Have Gender and ICT Success in Agriculture
Beginning in 2003, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in its plan on action on gender and development, was flagging the changes...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2018 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2018 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Published on: Mar 14 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2018 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers
Please sign up to present or register to attend ICTforAg 2018 on June 14th, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015, 2016,...
Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Creating killer content is critical to ICT4D success. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of incentives to go online because of a lack of relevant...
Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Published on: Jan 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities
Of all the emerging technologies that are likely to shape the future of international development, blockchain is certainly at the peak of inflated expectations....
Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Published on: Jan 18 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?
At a past employer, my team was talking with our farmer constituents about their adoption of our new rice-growing ICTforAg technology. The team was shocked and...
Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Published on: Jan 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and...
The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests

The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests

Published on: Nov 22 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests
AgResults is a $122 million experiment designed to answer the following question: can incentive-based prize contests, notable for successes in spurring the aviation...