Agricultural extension refers to the application of scientific research and new knowledge to agricultural practices through farmer education. The field of 'extension' now encompasses a wide range of communication and learning activities organized for rural people by educators from...
Event: Training course on Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development
Venue: Indepth Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Westlands.
Event Date: 5th – 9th September 2016
Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies....
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...
The Practical Answers App is now live! Download today from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store to find, explore, and use 50 years of development knowledge! Through the app you can explore a wealth of technical expertise in areas such as Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction, Water and...
This 1-day conference will build on ICT4Ag 2015 and bring together +275 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector to examine how new innovations can empower smallholder farmers, and the entire value chains...
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.
<p><strong>Indepth Research Services (IRES)</strong> is delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming <strong>5</strong> days’ workshop on <strong><a href="http://www.indepthresearch.org/agriculture-development-food-...
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...
From July 14th to 18th 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya, will be held the Fin4Ag International Conference, organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA).
Reinventing business or regulatory models
The paper "Agricultural Market Information Services in Developing Countries: A Review", by authors Mawazo M. Magesa, Kisangiri Michael and Jesuk Ko, has been published in the Journal "Advances in Computer Science: an International Journal" (ACSIJ), Vol. 3, Issue 3, No.9 , May 2014.
In this article...