Using the Plantix app in Tunisia. <br/> Photo: © GIZ/Nina Jantos
ICT

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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A project that started in 2012 is helping smallholders in 17 African nations obtain reliable and accurate weather data  to increase crop yields.

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Farmers in West Africa could increase their rice yields by using a smartphone app – “riceadvice” – developed by the Africa Rice Center. The app mainly offers tailor-made recommendations for efficient mineral fertiliser…

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Using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least ten per cent, preliminary findings of a project in Southern Africa show.

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Via the “Sowing App” farmers receive important information on seeds, soil treatment etc. <br/>Photo: ICRISAT
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ICRISAT, Microsoft and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are co-operating on introducing a digital “Sowing Application” to help farmers to optimise their groundnut harvests. The app provides farmers with essential…

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A GIZ expert instructs a young woman how to use the smartphone app. <br/>Photo: GIZ
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The Pacific Islands are particularly hard hit by climate change. Smartphone apps are helping people there to protect themselves from natural disasters.

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Taking on the challenge of learning to improve monitoring & evaluation beyond standards, a group of CGIAR research programmes on dryland systems have built upon their experiences from the first phase to develop the…

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The study “Use of ICT for Agriculture in GIZ projects – Status quo, opportunities and challenges” is now available for download. The document serves as an introduction and a practical guideline for projects and planning…

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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends
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For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere, WDR 2016 says there is an urgent need for governments to close the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access.

 

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A contract farmer in Rwanda.
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GIZ has launched the virtual Community Practice on contract farming, which offers an open space for broader exchange beyond borders.

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