The new issue of ICT Update, no. 78 "Building resilience for family farming", has just been published. In this issue, which lies within the framework of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the authors analyze the impact that ICTs have on family farmers' lives.
"ICTs are helping...
GSMA's mAgri programme has recently published "Guidelines for Agricultural Call Centres", a document written by Michael Nkonu.
The primary objective of an agricultural call centre is to provide timely and relevant information and advisory to facilitate decisions along the agriculture value chain....
From 16 April to 7 May 2014, the Technical Centre or Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Youth Foundation (AYF) organised an e-debate on “Enhancing Young Women’s engagement in ICT and Agriculture” to celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day.
Horizon Research Publishing has published on the journal "Sociology and Anthropology", Vol 2 No 4, the article "Information and Communication Technologies: An Agent of Social Change for Rural Women in Odisha" by Subrata S. Satapathy.
After having identified women's limited access to Information...
The World Bank has published the report "ICTs for Agriculture in Africa", a document by Omri Van Zyl, Trish Alexander, Liezl De Graaf and Kamal Mukherjee and Vikash Kumar.
Funded by the AfDB Korean Trust Fund, the WB Pfizer Trust Fund and the WB Africa regional department, this document focuses on...
The International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJIRSET) has published on Vol. 3, Issue 6, June 2014, the paper "Applicability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tools by Various Animal Husbandry (A.H.) Organizations in Andhra Pradesh", by...
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is pleased to announce the release of its position paper – “Livestock systems, vulnerability and climate change – Insights from the grass roots”. The publication is a part of a series of 12 position papers being formulated by the organization as...
"India and China: A Comparative Analysis of Mobile Phones in Agriculture" is a Master thesis defended by its author Prashanthi Bonthu in February 2014 at The University of Kansas, USA.
The aim of this study is to compare Indian and Chinese policies and programs designed to encourage sales and use...
The Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics (JDAE), by Academic Journals, has published in its Vol.6 No. 7, July 2014, the article "The role of ICTs in agricultural production in Africa" by Hopestone Kayiska Chavula, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
Information and Communication Technologies for Development always look for most accessible and remote solutions to provide best possible support to users. The user base under concern with such technologies is not ideal and often limited by multiple factors. As a result, only some technologies end...
The Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), published in their Vol.6, No.2. Jun 2014 the article “Awareness and use of Web 2.0 technologies in sharing of agricultural knowledge in Tanzania”, written by researchers Wulystan P. Mtega, Frankwell W. Dulle, Andrew W...
In occasion of the 6th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop, held in Milan, Italy, on 14 December 2013, organized by the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group for ICT in Global Development (SIG GlobDev), it was presented "Motivations of non-use of telecentres: a qualitative...
Agriculture is the main source of income and employment for 70% of the world’s poor living in rural areas. Yet, access to crucial farming information and technologies such as weather forecasts, planting information and market prices remains a critical issue.
GSMA mWomen and GSMA mAgri have...
While digital financial services via mobile channels offer great promise for improving the lives of smallholders and their families, significant challenges remain.
The Centre for Development Informatics Institute for Development Policy and Management, SEED - University of Manchester, UK, has published the paper "ICT4D 2016: New Priorities for ICT4D Policy, Practice and WSIS in a Post-2015 World", Working Paper Series, no. 59, written by Richard Heeks.
The Centre for Development Informatics Institute for Development Policy and Management, SEED - University of Manchester, UK, has published the paper "Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 Development Agenda", Working Paper Series, paper no. 57, written by Richard...
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...
During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) High Level Event, held in Geneva from 10 to 14 June 2014, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communications Technologies - A Practical Guide", ...
The paper “Cloud Computing: Demand and Supply in Banking, Healthcare and Agriculture”, by authors Avinash Thakur, Manoranjan Kumar and Rajan Kumar Yadav, has been published on the Journal of Computer Engineering (JCE), a International Organization for Scientific Research (IOSR) Journal, Volume 16,...
The new issue of ICT Update, no. 77 "Linking farmers to markets", has just been published. In preparation to Fin4Ag Conference that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 14-18 July 2014, this issue explores how mobile applications have helped smallholder farmers improve their commercial farming...
A new book, "Mobile Phones for Agricultural Extension: Worldwide mAgri Innovations and Promise for Future", has been written by Dr. Saravanan Raj, Associate professor in Extension Education and Rural Sociology in the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University (CAU),...
Kenyan researchers Simiyu Wandibba, Stevie M. Nangendo and Benson A. Mulemi have published the paper "Gender empowerment and access to financial services in Machakos Country, Eastern Kenya", a study which aims to assess the use of Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) services in rural areas, with a focus on...
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), member of the CGIAR Consortium, has published the paper "Increasing access to agricultural extension and advisory services: How effective are new approaches in reaching women farmers in rural areas?" written by Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou and...
The World Bank has recently published the report "Information and Communications in the Chinese Countryside - A study of three provinces", written by Michael Minges, Kaoru Kimura, Natasha Beschorner, Robert Davies and Guanqin Zhang.
As stated in the foreword by Klaus Rohland (Country Director, ...
In preparation for the World Summit of the Information Society review and conference (WSIS+10) to be held in June 2014, the Grameen Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted an online forum from 25 November to 6 December 2013 entitled: "e-Agriculture:...
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) published the paper “Educational project on decision support system for precision agriculture”, by researchers: Suxia Cui, Yonghui Wang, Eric Risch and Dontrey Bourgeois.
Precision agriculture, which means making agriculture a more efficient and...
The Information Technology for Development Journal, by Routledge, one of the leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has published online the article “Access to and Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies by Agricultural Researchers and Extension Workers...
GSM Association (GSMA) mAgri programme has recently announced the release of the publication “Tigo Baseline Report Executive Summary”. Tigo Kilimo, which is a value-added agricultural information service (Agri VAS), specifically designed for Tanzanian farmers, was launched in December 2012 by...
The International Journal of Smart Home (IJSH) has published on Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2014, the article written by Korean researchers Hyungi Kim, Seokkyun Jeong and Hyun Yoe, “Design and Implementation of ICT-Based System for Information Management of Livestock Farm”.
As suggested by the title,...
In January 2014, the article "ICT-based Remote Agro-Ecological Monitoring System – A Case Study in Taiwan" was published on the "Journal of Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services", Vol. 1, by River Publishers.
In the article by the Taiwanese researchers Cheng-Long Chuang and Joe-Air Jiang...