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Information and communication technologies for development

Shaun Ferris

Book/Report, 35 pages

This paper provides a snapshot of the types of ICT solutions that are emerging in agriculture for development and how these solutions are beginning to be used to fight hunger, reduce poverty, raise education, protect our environment and improve our health, all things we need to do in order to build a smarter global community.

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  • IIED code: 16510IIED
  • Published: Feb 2012 - IIED, Sustainable Food Laboratory
  • Theme: Sustainable markets
  • Language: English

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Millions of farmers in Africa depend on export markets for their livelihoods. But recent market trends have led to declining small farmer participation. Yet, these farmers have the skill and soil to provide the high-quality products the food industry seeks. This collaborative initiative engaged with research, civil society and private sector partners to develop new business models across a variety of sectors that enable smallholders to participate in sustainable trading relationships with international businesses and thereby improve their livelihoods.

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