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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...
The Current Status of Blockchain in Agriculture

The Current Status of Blockchain in Agriculture

Published on: Oct 04 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
“I am so excited about blockchain! Can you tell me what it is?” With this, Hugh McDonough opened the panel, “Blockchain for Ag: Demystified and Demarcated”,...
Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

Published on: Sep 27 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services
For farmers who do not trust or simply do not understand information technology, successful organizations must balance new technology and human interaction in agricultural...
3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

Published on: Sep 07 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development
Delivery of scalable agricultural intervention and development can be enhanced using contemporary ICT tools. Such ICT-driven revolution is imperative to meet the...
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...
A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers

A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers

Published on: Aug 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers
Many scholars have hailed the mobile phone as a tool to give farming in developing countries a new impetus. However, studies on the impact of mobile phones in general,...
We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

Published on: Aug 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months it’s just how much data there is out there that’s not being used. In fact by aggregating data...
The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

Published on: Aug 02 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on The State of Drones for Agricultural Development
Could Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, be a missing piece in addressing the global yield gap? One ICTforAg breakout session, “The State of Drones for Agricultural...
Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Published on: Jul 26 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment
The market for AgTech investment is growing. According to AgFunder, in 2016 there was $3.23 billion dollars invested in 580 AgTech deals. Investments in US firms...