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The Knowledge Base is home to valuable resources related to ICT in Agriculture and Rural Development. These resources are submitted by Community members covering experiences and outcomes through case studies and reports, ICT statistics, examples of government e-Agriculture programmes and policies, and other relevant information.

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  • 29/04/2016
    Read CTA's latest ICT Update - Drones for Agriculture The international drone market has grown considerably in the past few years, building on their demonstrated usefulness to agriculturalists and others. Drone technology could help farmers around the world monitor their crops, fend off pests,...
  • 28/04/2016
    A free app – co-developed by academics, government, civil society and fishing communities – will be the lynchpin in the government’s efforts to launch and roll out a small-scale fishing industry in South Africa. Traditional and artisanal fishing communities, according to an Equality Court ruling in...
  • 27/04/2016
    FAO, in collaboration with LIRNEasia and the International Development Research Centre published the USE OF MOBILE PHONES BY THE RURAL POOR - Gender perspectives from selected Asian countries.  A qualitative study was conducted in Indonesia and Sri Lanka to understand the varied perceptions on the...
  • 26/04/2016
    In a bid to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and quickly assess damages after they strike...
  • 21/04/2016
    Did you miss the webinar on " Interactive voice response: Its Growing Role in Agricultural Extension Services."?  No problem - all the resources of the event are now available on the event page. You can  Watch the webinar recording Read the chat transcripts Download related resources and...
  • 20/04/2016
    Agriculture is an essential sector for Cambodia – contributing significantly to national economic growth. In 2009, agriculture represented 33.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) (Saing et al., 2012) and 31.6 percent in 2013 (MoP, 2014). The population of Cambodia has grown by 1.28 million...
  • 15/04/2016
    FAO and Google are working together to make high-resolution satellite data an everyday tool in managing the world's natural resources in a joint effort that is changing the way the world goes about pursuing sustainable development. To learn more click here.
  • 13/04/2016
    Agrilinks, in partnership with USAID is organizing a webinar (April 14th, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT) which will explain what interactive voice response is and provide an overview of software platforms that help organizations launch and operate IVR services relatively easily. The webinar...
  • 13/04/2016
    The substantial gender gap in Internet access in low- and middle-income countries was the focus of a report called “Women and the Web” Intel Corporation released in January 2013 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Women’s Issues, World Pulse, and UN Women. The report...
  • 11/04/2016
    The World Bank’s Food and Agriculture Global Practice, collaborated with Digital Green, an international organization that specializes in using videos produced by communities, to help communities improve the efficacy of communications intended to change behaviours. The main objective of Digital...
  • 05/04/2016
    The report demonstrates how young agtech entrepreneurs in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific countries are innovating to transform agriculture. According to Michael Hailu, Director of CTA, “the [30] young innovators featured in this publication are role models who can inspire others and...
  • 22/03/2016
    Pakistan, similar to many other countries, has a very active and growing sector exploring the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to help farmers. However, just like in many other countries, the success in using ICT is variable. Given this dilemma between potential benefit and actual...
  • 22/03/2016
    Satellites have an important role to play in what has been hailed as the ‘rise of the smart farm’ - a shift towards precision control of food production to allow farmers to produce more with less. According to Farmers Weekly magazine, approximately 60 per cent of Britain’s farmland is already being...
  • 16/03/2016
    The new version of the Family Farming Knowledge Platform (FFKP) is on-line. The Family Farming Knowledge Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics,...
  • 15/03/2016
    "Mobile phones are important tools for enhancing the lives of women in low- and middle-income countries. Mobile phones help women feel safer and more connected, save time and money, and access lifeenhancing services such as mobile money, or potential education and employment opportunities. This...
  • 14/03/2016
    Introduction of mobile phones opened a new era of information dissemination and service delivery in the agricultural sector. Starting with short messaging service (SMS) and voice messages, it crossed leaps and bounds, revolutionalized the agri information sector in each and every stage of farming....
  • 10/03/2016
    The review summarizes the principles of behavior change and how they relate to the use of ICT in Ag Extension. A number of people helped significantly with the review which draws on lessons from Marketing and Business, from the Health sector and from a number of the current innovators using ICT in...
  • 08/03/2016
    This publication from IICD explores issues of gender in ICT4D projects and is based on case study research conducted among Connect4Change projects in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. The publication pulls together insights and learnings around the effects of ICT uptake and use on women's empowerment...
  • 02/03/2016
    An article from Heike Baumüller from the University of Bonn on Agricultural Service Delivery Through Mobile Phones: Local Innovation and Technological Opportunities in Kenya Abstract:  "The rapid spread of mobile phones across the developing world offers opportunities to improve service delivery...
  • 26/02/2016
    This paper from GSMA,  explores new use cases for weather monitoring and forecasting via mobile, and advocates for increasing focus and investment from mobile network operators (MNOs), value added service (VAS) providers and donors in enabling technologies that can provide more localised and...
  • 25/02/2016
    The report "ICT and Youth in Agriculture in Africa from CTA, examines the role ICTs are playing in supporting youth engagement in agriculture in Africa, and explores the current status, usages and emerging trends.  Furthermore, it highlights the key challenges and opportunities for youth in...
  • 22/02/2016
    The new ICTUpdate is out. ICTUpdate number 81 is about "The power of online communities". Discover how Communities of practice (CoPs ) in the 21st century have been rapidly transformed into a powerful tool of ‪#‎knowledge‬ sharing and collaboration. You can order or download your copy now: http://...
  • 17/02/2016
    Today USAID launched the "Guide to the use of digital financial services in agriculture"  The goal of the Guide is to identify specific challenges in value chains that can be addressed by improved payments or financial services, and then to identify corresponding digital finance services (DFS) ...
  • 17/02/2016
    In April 2015, the e-Agriculture team launched a survey on the e-Agriculture Community of Practice. The team promoted the survey through the website, newsletter and social media, reaching individuals who are registered members of the Community, and also those who follow it, either through the...
  • 10/02/2016
    "Data provide critical inputs in designing effective development policy recommendations, supporting their implementation, and evaluating results. In this report "Big Data in Action for Development," the World Bank Group collaborated with Sedond Muse, a global innovation agency, to explore big data'...
  • 20/01/2016
    Smallholder farmers in developing countries face a number of challenges that impact their productivity and contribution to food security. These include lack of access to financial services (Credit, Savings and Micro-Insurance), and limited access to rural advisory services. Over the years, there...
  • 19/01/2016
    Read all about the study on the use se of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in Crop Production by Bhavesh Kataria  Bhavesh Kataria is a member of the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, LDRP Institute of Technology and Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat,...
  • 15/01/2016
    Yesterday, January 14th the World Bank launched the World Development Report 2016 - Digital Dividends. The report focusses on digital dividends, which is, the broader development benefits from using digital technologies. Even though digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world,...
  • 15/01/2016
    In developing countries, mobile phones are the most popular way to connect to the internet. Just as they have introduced billions to telephony over the last 20 years, mobile phones are today introducing people to the internet in unprecedented numbers. The number of unique subscribers using mobile...
  • 14/01/2016
    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 Abstract "...

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