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Last November, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) presented seven digital pioneering projects in Africa. In total, the BMZ is investing nearly 270 million euros in more than 200…

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There has been significant growth in digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) in Africa over the last years. This report by CTA provides an overview on the current state of D4Ag on the African continent and explores the…

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There are over 2,000 languages in 54 countries in Africa. A new online tool aims to translate these languages, break communication barriers and ease access to global markets.

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World-wide, girls and women are underrepresented regarding the use and production of digital media. This applies in particular to the rural regions. The GIZ Digital Innovation Factory is to contribute to enabling equal…

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In Latin America rice is seriously threatened by the rice hoja blanca virus (RHBV). Now scientists of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) are applying drones to evaluate rice breeding lines in the…

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“Harnessing the chances of digitalisation for rural development (ICT4Ag) - Lessons-learnt in German-funded rural development projects” is the name of a study compiled by GIZ. The study is a practical guideline for…

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Agricultural and financial services provided via mobile phone and public-private partnerships now have the potential to reach millions. Agri-Fin Mobile, a provider of agricultural and microfinanced services via mobile…

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Many farmers lack information on crop diseases. Now, a new developed mobile app diagnoses crop diseases in the field and alerts the farmers.

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Research scientists from the Technische Universität Wien, Austria, have developed an early warning system enabling them to analyse satellite data and measure the humidity of the cropland. Should humidity drop below a…

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Using the Plantix app in Tunisia. <br/> Photo: © GIZ/Nina Jantos
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Digital information and communication technologies (ICT) are used by 81 per cent of the people living in Africa. This has opened up direct access to rural youth. GIZ is using ICT for numerous agricultural-advisory and…

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