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  • GSMA | www.gsma.com
    10/12/2014
    Mobile for Development, by the GSM Association (GSMA), has published on 4 November 2014 the "Digital Inclusion Report 2014". Although the progresses made in the last several years, the rural digital divide remains a major issue: according to the latest statistics by the International...
  • Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects | USAID
    01/12/2014
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published "Integrating Mobiles into Development Project", an interesting handbook prepared by FHI 360 and OpenRevolution, and written by Josh Woodard, Jordan Weinstock, and Nicholas Lesher.   The handbook, which consists of two sections, "...
  • Harnessing the potential: ICTs and Knowledge Sharing in Agriculture
    28/11/2014
    The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development (APPG) of the UK Parliament, has just launched the publication "Harnessing the potential: ICTs and Knowledge Sharing in Agriculture". This freshly-released report focuses on the great role that ICTs play in increasing the...
  • Measuring the Information Society Report 2014 | ITU
    27/11/2014
    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has just launched the 2014 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report 2014 (MIS Report). The MIS Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society,...
  • International Institute for Communication and Development
    24/11/2014
    The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) assists people in developing countries in benefiting from information and communication technology to improve their livelihoods and quality of life. In  ocusing their work on the less privileged, special consideration is given to...
  • Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington
    14/11/2014
    The University of Washington, USA, has published the research paper by Tyler Blake Davis "Valuation of Public Access to Information and Communication Technology: A Benefit‐Cost Analysis Approach". This interesting report is part of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information &...
  • IFLA Logo - www.ifla.org
    12/11/2014
    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) ha publiched the paper by Jean Fairbairn and Ugne Lipeikaite "Small services big impact: public libraries’ contribution to urban and rural development". In this interesting piece the authors explain how and why public...
  • Africanus cover
    10/11/2014
    The journal Africanus, SA ePublications, has published the article "The role of agricultural extension services in socio-economic development of east Africa : a critical review" by Prosper Venance Mgalama (Year 2014, Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 53-64). In this article - based on desk research and...
  • ICT Update no. 78 | Building resilience for family farming
    16/09/2014
    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 - www.gsma.com
    26/08/2014
     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....
  • Girls in ICT Day
    25/08/2014
    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.  The ...
  • Journal of Sociology and Anthropology - Horizon Research Publishing
    13/08/2014
    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...
  • ICTs for Agriculture in Africa
    06/08/2014
    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...
  • IJIRSET - www.ijirset.com
    31/07/2014
    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...
  • Livestock systems, vulnerability and climate change – Insights from the grass roots
    29/07/2014
    Dear Friends, 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...
  • The University of Kansas - www.ku.edu
    17/07/2014
    "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...
  • Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics (JDAE)
    11/07/2014
    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). At...
  • 07/07/2014
    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...
  • Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal
    04/07/2014
    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...
  • GlobDev - www.globdev.org
    01/07/2014
    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...
  • GSMA mAgri mWomen
    27/06/2014
    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...
  • CGAP logo
    25/06/2014
    While digital financial services via mobile channels offer great promise for improving the lives of smallholders and their families, significant challenges remain.
  • The University of Manchester - www.manchester.ac.uk
    24/06/2014
    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. In this...
  • The University of Manchester - www.manchester.ac.uk
    24/06/2014
    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...
  • Advances in Computer Science: an International Journal" (ACSIJ), Vol. 3, Issue 3, May 2014
    17/06/2014
    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...
  • Empowering Women Entepreneurs - UNCTAD
    15/06/2014
    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", ...
  • International Organization of Scientific Research - IOSR
    03/06/2014
    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,...
  • ICT Update no. 77 "Linking farmers to markets- www.ictupdate.cta.int
    22/05/2014
    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...
  • 19/05/2014
    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),...
  • M-PESA Kenya mobile cash transfer - Photo: UK Department for International Development -https://dfid.blog.gov.uk/2010/02/10/dirty-business-in-nairobi/
    13/05/2014
    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...

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