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Knowledge like water: nurturing growth

Participatory 3D mapping in North Darfur

January 4, 2017

North Darfur is a dry, dusty place for much of the year; but when it rains, it comes alive with greenery. Wadi El Ku, a seasonal watercourse, suddenly flows providing water to thousands of people, their livestock and crops, which is the lifeline or breadbasket in El Fasher town, the capital of North Darfur, home to approximately 700 thousand people.

However, in the past 20 years, there has been widespread environmental degradation compounded by climate change. This video animation shows how local communities have been joining forces to find solutions, particularly as they relate to water scarcity and poor water management.

CTA’s Plug & Play Event

at the Regional Grain Trade Conference on 29 November 2016, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

November 28, 2016

On the afternoon of the first day of the conference, a Plug & Play event is set to take place on the subject of ICT in agriculture. This will involve a presentation of their potential for the regional trade in grains. West African creators will present their innovations which facilitate the trade in grains in the sub-region: use of mobile technologies for monitoring cereal prices on markets, facilitating commercial transactions, increasing market transparency, etc.

The world needs agricultural data

A blog post written by Maureen Agena

November 23, 2016

With the advent of web 2.0 and social media, a new phase of data openness began a few years ago when a number of tools and technologies were made available and accessible to many people worldwide. This has provided increased access to information and enhanced the ability to collaborate through information sharing.