The new ICT Update, Issue 85 is now available online. The issue is entitled "Applications for Agricultue" reporting CTA's work in covering the growth and proliferation of digital and mobile phone technologies for agriculture. CTA is now moving forward by developing the Apps4Ag database - which is envisaged as a comprehensive, up-to-date and responsive database of ICTs including mobile, web, animation, audio, and video applications involved in the food value chains.
CTA has a clear approach in integrating ICTs into the food value chains and is now working on building a sustainable platform for interaction by keeping the database up-to-date. The article also identifies areas of interest in the development of rural advisory services, financial access, farm management, market access and agricultural intelligence.
Other articles in this issue include:
- Facilitating Change in Agricultural Value Chains with App Services
- Investing in the ICT4AG Application Space
- Four Building Stones for a vibrant ICT environment
- IT Solutions are Disruptive: They change the way things are working