Practical Insights on ICTforAg

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...
Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Published on: Jul 13 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?
Recently, I was talking with a Philippine rice farmer about the new agricultural practices he was using to achieve large crop gains on his farm. Surprised at his...
3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

Published on: Jun 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, I watched in amazement as a group of agriculture extension agents wrestled with an inkjet printer in a rural Philippine rice field. First they ran a power...
11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 07 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
In February CRS, in collaboration with NetHope, flew a drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), over cashew farms in central Benin. Just from a first look at the...
Your Fancy Android App Needs an Offline Mode

Your Fancy Android App Needs an Offline Mode

Published on: Jun 01 2017 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
You’ve done your user-centered design, you’ve assessed your constituents, and you’ve determined that an Android application is the best way to...
Uber for Tractors is Really a Thing in Developing Countries

Uber for Tractors is Really a Thing in Developing Countries

Published on: May 31 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
You’ve probably taken an Uber, Lyft, or Grab Taxi. You may have used AirBnb. You could’ve even used Task Rabbit. I know I have. I’ve taken Uber...
How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

Published on: May 24 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
About six years ago, I was in Uganda as part of a team undertaking an agriculture policy assessment. One of the more interesting sound bites regarding agriculture...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away

Published on: May 11 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away
Please register to attend ICTforAg 2017 on June 23rd, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and 2016, bringing together...
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,...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Published on: Mar 27 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Please sign up to present or register to attend ICTforAg 2017 on June 23rd, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and...