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New digital technologies have the potential to boost agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan countries. This report provides an overview of the status of digitalisation in the region, focusing on the transformation in…

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The Agroforestry App Odisha provides comprehensive easy-access information on crops, trees, nurseries and suitable packages of practices.

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During the first year of the COVID 19 pandemic, the number of Internet users rose globally by more than ten per cent. This is the largest annual increase in a decade. Nevertheless, billions of people are offline, most of…

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Misinformation about COVID-19 is a global problem. Now a project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is using basic mobile phones to provide reliable information.

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With a satellite system that measures drought stress in plants, two researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, have developed a technology that enables the agricultural sector…

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is supporting smallholders in Africa with geospatial data from the Airbus subsidiary UP42. With this measure, the two partners seek to promote start-ups…

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Urgent investments in digital infrastructure and mobile services in developing countries are needed to ensure rural families are not left behind.

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Electric devices are accessible to billions of people. To include women farmers in using these technologies the Competitive African Rice initiative (CARI) has trained mainly female extension workers in Nigeria in using…

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Digital agriculture can help to improve yields, cut food loss and waste, and ensure farmers receive fair pay for what they produce. But there are still some concerns.

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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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