Practical Insights on ICTforAg

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...
Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Published on: Feb 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The proliferation of mobile phones among rural households in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana has seen a significant increase of digital information solutions for farmers....
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...