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Climate-smart solutions

Getting a grip on the environment

In Niger, daily access to reliable climate information, by using solar mobile telephones, radios and rain gauges, is allowing semi-nomadic populations to make better use of natural resources.




New resource management strategies

It is common knowledge that a 60% increase in food production will be necessary to feed the world in 2050, and water is essential for agricultural production if it is going to meet rising food needs. In the last century, water was considered an infin…




Empowering women

Over 50% of all economically active women in developing regions work in the agricultural sector, but the gender gap persists. It is therefore essential to mainstream gender in production enhancement policies, while also empowering women.


Roles and impacts of ICT in the reduction of vulnerability in rural households in Niger

In Niger, the new information and communication technologies (ICTs) play an important role in the socio-economic development of the country, especially in the agricultural sector where the use of mobile phones for information exchange on markets and prices of agro-pastoral products has become one of the major tools in reducing the vulnerability of rural households.


5 Results in projects and events

Jan 31


Workshop: Information systems for agricultural risk management

Following government demands, the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), identified information systems as one of the main limiting factors to assess and manage risks to make informed decisions and investments into agricultural risk management tools in several sub-Saharan African countries. In response, PARM finalised a study on "Information Systems for Agricultural Risk M…
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May 5


WSIS 2016: Panel discussion on Accelerating ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship to promote youth livelihoods and sustainable development

CTA, in collaboration ITU, will organise a dialogue on “Accelerating ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship to promote youth livelihoods and sustainable development”. The session will involve young agritech entrepreneurs from various countries, international business and government experts. It will help discuss how this emer…

Jan 1


Business intelligence services for price risk management in the maize, rice, millet and sorghum sectors in West Africa

Cereals in West Africa are part of the basic diet of the population and are an important source of income for many small producers. The cereal trade accounts for a significant share of intra-regional trade and has significant potential for improving food security and livelihoods. However, many obstacles deter the development of this trade, including the lack of reliable information and analysis…

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