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A farmer centric mobile app

Opening the iCow website shows, at a glance, some simple but brilliant thinking. Africa’s 1.1 billion population – including 700 million farmers and 200 million youth – 60% have access to mobile phones making mobile applications (apps) and SMS-based information services both a gateway to new types of clientele and a tool for spreading useful knowledge. This was Su Kahumbu Stephanou’s thinking behind the conceptualisation of iCow, a high performing mobile app that puts farmers and their information needs at the centre of its business strategy.

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What is in the Apps4Ag database?

The Apps4Ag database has over 500 online and mobile applications and services for stakeholders in the food value chain. ICT Update gives you an insight what users from farmers, traders, researchers and decision-makers can find in the database.

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Getting open data benefits to farmers will be crucial if the move towards open access is to have any real impact. There is a lot potential, but lack of reliable and contextualised data is currently working against smallholder farmers.

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High-income countries have seen recent improvements in their agricultural management systems through modern remote sensing technology, such as satellites and aircrafts and the information they collect. Out of the vast amount of data collected, advice is provided to farmers and fishers to help inform their decisions.

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Apps4Ag Database: Raising visibility and funds for innovative applications

A new platform launched by CTA - Apps4Ag Database - provides a comprehensive, up-to-date information for investors and development practitioners who want to support the integration of ICTs in food value chains. The responsive database helps users to compare different services provided by hundreds of web, audio, video and mobile applications in the agricultural sector.

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Agribusiness and the digital economy are two key themes of the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum to be held on 27 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire at which CTA facilitates a session ‘How to integrate innovative ICT into agribusiness’. The session places particular emphasis on showcasing successful examples of where CTA has played a leading role in supporting young entrepreneurs working on ICT4Ag.

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With the aim of bringing cutting-edge technologies into the agriculture sector to help small farmers, CTA is participating in the 2017 Agriculture Technology Summit, being held from 15–17 November 2017 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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A recent CTA ICT4Ag Outlook workshop examined the potential of 3D printing, blockchain and finance opportunities for ICT4Ag businesses in ACP countries. 3D printing has emerged in recent years with exciting potential. Recommendations for further investment and support on this new technology were discussed.

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To identify key issues affecting access to capital and profitability for ICT4Ag businesses owned by young entrepreneurs, over 30 participants, predominantly from ACP regions and the EU, gathered at the recent ICT4Ag Outlook event held in Rhenen, the Netherlands during 9-11th October. The participants included young ICT4Ag entrepreneurs involved in the AgriHack Talent programme.

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