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Posts Tagged ‘ICT4Ag’

  • Top 10 mobile agriculture applications

    November 7, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Top 10 mobile agriculture applications

    For most parts of Africa, the agriculture sector is a major source of employment. During the ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda, stakeholders joined innovators and inventors to reflect on solutions and innovation targeted at users within this important...

  • Why mobile money can work in rural areas

    November 7, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Why mobile money can work in rural areas

    Mobile money is an important means of facilitating the transfer of funds across rural areas in Africa, but services are often designed to function in a specific way – which might not be to the benefit of all who are making use of them. “There are...

  • Rwanda pins hope on ICT for agricultural, economic growth

    November 7, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rwanda pins hope on ICT for agricultural, economic growth

    Smallholder farming, which is the backbone of many African economies, is set to be transformed by a combination of investment and greater access to information and communication technology, particularly mobile phones. The claim was made today by Michael...

  • Rwanda: ‘govt doing all it can’ to improve ICT literacy

    November 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: ‘govt doing all it can’ to improve ICT literacy

    During the ICT4Ag Summit being held in Kigali, Rwanda, the Country’s Minister of Agriculture was asked how citizens in rural areas are to benefit from ICT development if their ICT literacy is very low. The Minister, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, explained that...

  • ICT – all that is between Rwanda and value-added agriculture

    November 5, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on ICT – all that is between Rwanda and value-added agriculture

    Approximately 65% of Africa’s workforce is involved in agriculture and the sector makes up 32% of the continent’s GDP, so there is a good reason to be optimistic about the future. So said Michael Hailu, director of CTA (Technical Centre for Agriculture...

  • Rwanda – sowing seeds of innovation in agriculture

    November 4, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda – sowing seeds of innovation in agriculture

    Agriculture has been identified by governments across Africa as a sector of rising importance. In Rwanda, 80% of the country’s workforce is involved with the sector. For that reason – and to forge partnerships and foster innovation between ICT...