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         In Summary ICTs are very useful in agricultural extension and advisory services and in facilitating reaching out to family farmers Extension and Advisory services play a crucial role in promoting agricultural productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods How have ICTs...

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    Can technology help family famers in the developing world? The story of Coconut farmers in the Philippines does offer answers to this question. Philippines has more than 3.5 million coconut farmers and most of them are communal farmers. Most abject poverty in the world is concentrated in farming...

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    Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised how farming is done over the years. In Africa, in particular, technology has improved the efficiency of data collection and monitoring and evaluation - especially through mobile technology and mobile apps. E-Agriculture has in past...

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    This is the theme of an article by Ishmael Sunga, the C.E.O of Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) as part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017.In his article, he premises that from artificial intelligence, to precision agriculture, to the internet of things,...

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    This blog intends to throw light on the concerns and the challenges faced by the ICT manufacturers or service providers as well as the ICT users. Technology, along with an appropriate business model, plays a vital role in empowering the rural population. Especially in case of ICTs for the rural...

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    This is the title of the recently published memoirs by the Rt. Honourable Saulos Klaus Chilima (PhD), the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi. This is part of the ACBF African Development Memoirs Series. The African Capacity Building Foundation’s Development Memoirs Series is a key instrument...

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    FAO and World Bank met to share experiences in using drones for improving governance and support to developmental projects. The seminar was recently held in Rome at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO of the United Nations) on the 28th of October, 2016. The purpose of this seminar was to...

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    The agricultural production is the main economy activity in Gambia but has declined as a result of several factors including poor rainfall distribution, weak marketing infrastructure, lack of access to credit (especially for youth and women) with limited resources base. The access to healthy and...

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      Animal health is the biggest restriction to improving productivity of livestock in Ghana, where myriad of local diseases restrict animal productivity and cause high mortality rates. This is a result of reluctance by smallholders to administer vaccines, lack of knowledge about available medicines...

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    Farmers in Kenya are unable to realize full potential from their businesses due to lack of training. For the youth to engage in productive farming and improve their livelihoods they need to get access to affordable agricultural training. Many private farms in Kenya have taken up the initiative...

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