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...
The Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) published on their open-access journal Asian Social Science [Vol. 10, No. 6; 2014] “Knowledge, Training and Access to Global Positioning Systems: Views of Young Fishermen in Malaysia”, a paper by Malaysian researchers Jusang Bolong, Nizam Osman,...
The Polish Academy for Sciences published in their Annals of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Vol. 100 No. 4, the paper “Institutional environment for ICT utilization in rural India” by researcher Grzegorz Sobiecki - Department of Economics and Economic Policy, Warsaw University of...
The Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research (MEJSR) – a journal by the International Digital Organization for Scientific Information (IDOSI) – published on Volume 20, 2014, issue 9, the article “An Effective Method for Crop Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Network” by researcher from the...
On February 25th, GSM Association’s “Mobile Money for the Unbanked” Program (MMU) released the “State of the Industry Report 2013”, written by Claire Pénicaud and Arunjay Katakam.
As a matter of fact, according to World Bank’s Global Findex, in low-income economies only 22% of rural residents have...
Information and communication technologies for sustainable agriculture: indicators from Asia and the Pacific is a two part publication edited by Gerard Sylvester, Knowledge and Information Management Officer at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
In the first part a synthesis is...
In the January 2014 issue the Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research (JBASR), by TextRoad Journals, published an article on the “Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture Development”. In this article, authors highlight the important role ICTs are playing in...
The Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research (MEJSR) – a journal by the International Digital Organization for Scientific Information (IDOSI) – published on Volume 18, 2013, issue 5, the article “Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and its Impact on the Livelihood of Communities Involved...
Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation – Programme Designer
Climate change is already creating a host of problems for rural communities especially those dependent on climate sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture, herding, fishing, forest produce gathering, to name a few. For planners,...
The Canadian Center of Science and Education published on their Journal of Agricultural Science [Vol. 5, No. 11; 2013] “Farmers Use of ICTs for Marketing Information Outlets in Oyo State, Nigeria”, a paper by researchers R. A. Oyeyinka and R. O. Bello.
The study takes the steps from the issue...
As we always agree in e-Agriculture Community, ICTs represent a key tool for agricultural research and rural development. But what is their actual availability in research institutes?
Answering this question is the aim of the paper “An Assessment of the Availability of Information &...
During the 6th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop, held in Milan, Italy, on Saturday December 14th, organized by the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group for ICT in Global Development (SIG GlobDev), Md. Mahbubul Alam and Christian Wagner presented their Research Paper “...
The International Journal of Smart Home (IJSH) has published an article written by Korean researchers Seokkyun Jeong, Hoseok Jeong, Haengkon Kim and Hyun Yoe, on how cloud-computing can be applied to livestock farms.
Cloud Computing based Livestock Monitoring and...
Technology has always been an important factor behind development. Even in areas where there is hardly any development, technology seems to have changed some part of it. Telecom has spread efficiently around the world. In a developing country like India, technology shows its trace in the smallest...
The International Journal of Smart Home (IJSH) has published an article written by Seongjin Kim, Haengkon Kim, Hoon Ko and Hyun Yoe, on how modern ICTs (i.e.: Android-based samrtphones) can help forecasting highly contagious livestock diseases through real-time information collected by the use of...
On December 1st 2013 The World Bank published “ICT for data collection and monitoring and evaluation: opportunities and guidance on mobile applications for forest and agricultural sectors”, a study aiming to assist Monitor and Evaluation (M&E) stakeholders and data collectors in choosing right...
The American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences published in its September-November issue the article written by Dr. P. Kennedy “ICTs & Farming Information: An evaluation of Institutions and Users’ Perceptions in Andhra Pradesh”; the aim of the aim of...
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published “Information Economy Report 2013 – The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries”, which was redacted by the ICT Analysis Section - Division on Technology and Logistics.
In the report, UNCTAD analyzes the state of the art in...
Abstract: Mobile phones have spread around the developing world at an amazing speed. Their proliferation has given rise to numerous mobile phone-enabled services (m-services) in the areas of health, education, agriculture and entertainment. However, to date many of these services are barely...
Abstract: This study assessed the socio-economic factors affecting the adoption of ICTs by extension workers in the North-West Zone of Nigeria. Findings of the study showed that majority of the extension workers were males and married, within the age ranges of 41-50 and 51-60 years for the agents...
Abstract: This paper aims to explore the rural information provision in Bangladesh and to examine users’ opinion regarding such information provision with a case study of Development Research Network (D.Net)- a non government organization. Besides the review of secondary sources, data were...
Abstract: This study was designed to identify the challenges of the Information and Communication Technology in teaching difficult contents in Agricultural Education such as in Colleges of Education in Enugu State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The...
Abstract: Today, use of mobile devices is very common by everyone, including the farmers. Introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has seen a keen role in daily life of farmers. Earlier, farmers used to depend on clouds for rains were looking into the Cloud Computing (CC)...
Abstract: Information asymmetry has traditionally constrained smallholder farmers’ access to markets. Past studies indicate that it inhibits adoption of modern technologies that have the capacity to enhance productivity of smallholder farms. Hence, farm productivity and agricultural transformation...
Abstract: In recent years, information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted greatly socioeconomic development in developing countries. Encouraged by the development of rural IT network projects in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Philippines, the government of Vietnam...
Abstact: Millions of people across the developing world do not have access to banking services. Kenya has undergone a remarkable information and communications technology (ICT) revolution. A unique facet of the ICT phenomenon in Kenya has been the widespread proliferation of mobile money such as...
Abstract: The Web of Things promises real-time visibility into the state of fixed and mobile real worl entities, as well as the provision of measurement data that can be analysed for optimisation. Authors present a Web of Things case study for agriculture, focused on an experimental Smart Farm...