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    In this article, you will  Learn about the possibility of using ICTs to combat illegal logging Review some Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) that have been used elsewhere Appreciate some few cases from LAOs, Cameroon and Greece where ICTs have been used to combat illegal logging....

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    According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has projected that the number of mobile subscription stands at 7.74 billion now exceeds the global population. Similarly, the number of apps were reported to be on the increase, for example, as of March 2017 the number of apps available...

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    Most farmers in developing countries face the challenge of marketing their produce and most often meet the unpredictable market prices. How can technology help these farmers? We came across the innovative The Maano- Virtual Farmers’ Market (VFM) which is an app-based e-commerce platform designed...

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    © Picture - Matthew Lohry After bitcoin we now hear more and more about blockchain. But what is it exactly? And what will it mean to agriculture? Will it revolutionize the sector? And if so will it also be to the benefit of smallholder farmers?  First lets have a look at what we can find about...

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    The 5th of December 2017 marks the World Soil Day and the Global Soil Partnership has dedicated the following theme, “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. This motivated me to think about how ICTs are used in soil management . The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (...

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    The Indian Economic Times reports that Indian agriculture is set to benefit from adopting Israeli technology. In India, agriculture is facing various challenges such as lower productivity, erratic weather patterns amongst the many ills. The most critical issue is the critical shortage of fresh...

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    Drones are being used in various fields and agriculture is not an exception. Drones are also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and in agriculture there have been used initially in pest control and land use monitoring. The World Food Progamme (WFP) has been using drones and satellites within...

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    Starting today (December 1) Agrilinks is inviting experts and implementers in ICT4Ag to share best practices, promising innovations and their thoughts on the future of ICT4Ag. image credit: Agrilinks This discussion comes amidst the upscaling of digital technologies in agriculture and their...

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    In the sidelines of the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum, held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) panel led by CTA Director Michael Hailu affirmed that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are key to attracting African youth to...

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    How can Africa leapfrog its development to match the world average? This question has been dogging many in the developmental spheres; and has been dwelt with recently by the Investing in Africa Forum (IAF). IAF is an initiative set up as a global platform for multilateral cooperation and promoting...

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