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    The Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement II (ADVANCE II) case study is part of a series of case studies by the USAID to highlight how digital technologies are integrated into agricultural programs. The adoption of digital technologies continues to increase within the agricultural...

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    Technology has been applied in various fields and new concepts are emerging in some areas to accommodate this infusion. The concept of digital agriculture is a fairly new one; what does this mean? According to the Project Breakthrough, Digital Agriculture is defined as “the use of new and advanced...

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    The European Union avails 100 million euros funding for digital research and innovation that is made available under The Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020 which (inter alia) seeks to advance the development and uptake of digital technologies in agriculture and rural areas. Digital technologies...

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    What has ICTs to do with climate change? Malcolm Johnson the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General, answers this question in the published news items coinciding with the COP23 that was discussing The Paris Agreement. He positions ICTs as a solution to the current...

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    As the curtain comes down at COP23 in Bonn, Germany we await take-aways that could impact on farmers. What climate smart solutions really work for farmers? The publication ‘Climate Solutions that work for farmers’ though written in 2015, predicted that smallholder farmers in developing countries...

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    The historical developmental path runs from the agricultural to the industrial revolution. When it comes to Africa, the question raised is Run or walk first? In essence, will technology leap frog Africa’s development? The Economist Special Report delves into this debate in-depth. Technology and...

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    The latest edition of SPORE magazine focuses on COP23, however it has an article focusing on precision agriculture entitled, ‘Precision agriculture: A smart farming approach to agriculture’. The ability to use smart technologies could make today’s farmers manage their farming practices remotely....

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    In a recent editorial of the Journal of Information Technology, states that ICT4D research is faced with increasing and rapidly changing technologies. This demands a “more acute sense of where research is situated within the broader picture of development”. The editorial explores the key...

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    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has released the "Measuring the Information Society Report 2017". This report was launched during the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. According to ITU, the Measuring the Information Society Report...

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    A recent article looks at the technology and how it has and still will make an agricultural revolution in the future. This article is published by nature outlook; and postulates that a technological revolution in farming led by advances in robotics and sensing technologies could reform modern...

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