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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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...
The US Embassy in Nepal organized a ‘Farm to Table’ event on August 29th to identify opportunities to maximize the market potential of Nepal’s agricultural sector. The conference brought together agro-entrepreneurs, buyers, suppliers, financial service providers, and farmers from Nepal and the...
Farm Fresh is a Gambian social entreprise that helps market smallholder farmers’ local products through an e-commerce platform. It was established in 2014 and is the first online food store and delivery service in Gambia.
The platform markets and sells online fresh and locally grown vegetables,...
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HOW MUCH DATA IS ENOUGH IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE?...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with the Ugandan Agriculture Ministry to develop a policy for youth to be involved in agricultural value chain.This was said by the FAO Country Representative for Uganda - Alhaji Muhamad Jallow who was quoted by the New...
THOUSANDS of smallholder farmers in the region are set to benefit from a digital platform connecting them to agents, buyers and banks in East Africa.Launched by Mastercard, 2KUZE, as the platform is known, is the latest offering in the region hailed as the cradle of African technology innovation....
Mobile has the most potential to improve the income of smallholder farmers in developing countries in Africa, India and the Middle East. The up take of mobile technology (and mobile penetration rate) for agricultural and rural development in the Global South has been on the increase. Connected...
Assesing the impact of a commercial mobile agriculture (mAgri) solution is a study "that provides an evaluation of the impact of the Connected Farmer mAgri solution and documentation of the lessons learned during its implementation. It focuses on the case of Connected Farmer adoption by Kenya Nut...
For mor information on how ICTs are used for improved access to agricultural inputs in Mozambique download the pdf attached to this post.
This pdf was made available by Walter de Oliveira from FAO Mozambique within the framework of the online forum discussion on the use of ICTs for resilience...
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An article from Heike Baumüller from the University of Bonn on Agricultural Service Delivery Through Mobile Phones: Local Innovation and Technological Opportunities in Kenya
"The rapid spread of mobile phones across the developing world offers opportunities to improve service delivery...
ICTs in knowledge management: the case of the Agropedia platform for Indian agriculture is an article that appeared in the Knowledge Management for Development Journal 11(2): 5-22
Authors: Kiran Yadav, Rasheed Sulaiman V, N.T. Yaduraju, Venkatraman Balaji and T.V. Prabhakar
A new CTA working paper is publised on the topic of the " extent of ICT adoption by ACP Farmers: the case of Somaliland".
"This working paper is a summary of the recent adoption of ICT for agriculture for effective production of honey and promotion of linkages between producers...
Know What You Eat
Bringing food traceability from farmers to the hands of consumers
We are what we eat. We eat fruits and vegetables every day, but do we know what exactly do we eat? How were they grown and with which substances were they treated?
Agrivi (www.agrivi.com), a global agtech company...
The Institute of Food Security, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria and the Farm and Infrastructure Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria conducted an Assessment of Factors Influencing the Use of Information and Communication
Technologies in Maize Marketing in North Central Nigeria.
Last week, Expo Milan 2015 and Feeding Knowledge awarded the best practice on "Informatics tools for competitiveness of local food productions from South Mediterranean countries to European entry points".
Within this project new digital procedures were set up to facilitate trade relations between...
The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), supported by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), recently completed a report on the uptake and use of ICTs in value chains in the Caribbean.
The report includes case studies and analyses of the use...
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) represents the community electronic media [Community Radio | Community TV | Community Film] sector to Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies, Media, Academia and Development Partners from 2000. BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status...
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published the video with the final highlights from Fin4Ag International Conference.
The Fin4Ag International Conference, entitled "Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains", held from 14 to 18 July 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya...