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  • joshwoodard's picture

    Greenhouse gases from agriculture account for over ten percent of total emissions globally, roughly equivalent to the entire global transport sector. Meanwhile, it is estimated that agricultural production will need to increase by about 70% by 2050 to keep pace with global population growth. What’s...

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  • dineshpanday's picture

    With the rise of the social media in recent years, we spend considerable time in social networking, blogging and micro-blogging sites to share, interact, learn and explore things that mean most to us. These virtual platforms now parallel the social sense of our lives. Yet somehow these sites lack...

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  • Michael Riggs's picture

    There is a very interesting article “Cellphone microscopes: a how-to guide” on SciDev.Net. For about USD50, a mobile phone can be adapted to serve as a microscope and aid in the detection and diagnosis of diseases in remote areas for relatively low cost. The SciDev.Net article is focused on human...

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  • e-Agriculture's picture

    Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly seen as a tool for supporting development operations. Susheela Venkataraman, Principal Director of ADB’s Office of Information Systems and Technology, explains how ICT can help bridge socioeconomic divides in Asia and the Pacific....

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  • ntankeu_darline's picture

    My name is Darline Symphonie Ntankeu Yepmou and I’m from Cameroon. My passion for agriculture started 5 years ago, when I was still at school. So far, I’m involved in activities related to that topic. I manage a farm (1/2 ha of a pineapples farm, and 5ha of cassava). Moreover, I’m a member of the...

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  • smilingharsha's picture

    Mobile technology for development! Yes, we all try to taste the success of mobile: mobile applications for fund transfers in micro-insurance, introducing smart cards for health care, mobile apps for agricultural trading, and so on. We also note and quote the challenges when it comes to engaging the...

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  • e-Agriculture's picture

    Join the online discussion from 6 to 20 February 2013 on landportal.info or share you thoughts here in this blog. Content posted here as well as on the other participating platforms will be reviewed for the summaries. (En français.) (En español.) Connecting people, sharing knowledge,...

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  • Stephen Haggard's picture

    I recently discussed the growing interest of Chinese investors in software, comms and media in Africa on the CHINA AFRICA PODCAST. The Baidu deal to put its search engine on all ORANGE handsets in Africa shows the way it's going. See more on itunes or follow the link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/...

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  • CGIAR Consortium's picture

    Blog by the CGIAR Consortium crossposted from the GCARD blog and CGIAR.org. Ask a young person what they wish for their future, and very few will mention agriculture. Whether as a farmer, researcher or extension officer, the production of food tends to be a last resort, not the positive...

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  • Sulah Ndaula's picture

    For the decade of 2000s, I was anxious that telecentres would become the way of life – linking rural people to their urban counterparts and the markets, than ever before. In each telecentre expedition I made; from India to Sri Lanka, Costa Rica to Canada, Hungary to Spain, and through Africa, the...

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