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Posts on the topic "bridging the rural digital divide"

23/03/2017
Mobile money is a service that allows monetary value to be stored on a mobile phone and sent to other users via text messages. Mobile money was first introduced in South Africa and the Philippines about 10 years ago. In Kenya, this service was introduced...
21/03/2017
The market-led, user-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service (MUIIS) Service Bundle was officially launched at the CTA Uganda country office on 8 March 2017. MUIIS is an innovative project that harnesses the power of satellite data to support extension...
14/03/2017
Smart agriculture is essential in tackling many of smallholders problems with their cultivations and for their development. Smart agriculture is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively...
20/02/2017
Mercy Corps, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today launched AgriFin Accelerate in Zambia. The AgriFin Accelerate program is a six-year, USD 25 million program. The program seeks to address the financial inclusion gap for smallholder...
30/01/2017
Mobile has the most potential to improve the income of smallholder farmers in developing countries in Africa, India and the Middle East. The up take of mobile technology (and mobile penetration rate)  for agricultural and rural development in the Global...
24/05/2016
 Report: "Livelihoods Approaches to Information and Communication in Support of Rural Poverty Elimination and Food Security" The study considers the opportunities for livelihoods approaches to improve information and communication initiatives in...
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...
29/07/2015
This paper establishes the relationship between the rural development in India and the social media networks. The area of rural development in India is as multi- faceted as the country itself and by and large media has affected almost every aspect of...
25/02/2015
Thanks to the increasingly ease of use of ICTs and the overall reduction of cost of technology, the application of ICTs is becoming mature in a myriad of different sectors connected to global development initiatives. Whether a few years ago such...
08/10/2014
Greetings from BIID, Bangladesh! Please join us at the first e-Ag Conference 2014, to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 3-4, 2014.  This event is, being hosted The Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) and mPower from Bangladesh with...

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