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Do Agric, It Pays! African Youth Voices Heard in Digital AU Summit

Did you know that 2014 is the African Union (AU) Year of Agriculture? About 11 years ago, 54 African States committed to invest at least 10 percent of national budgets in agriculture. What’s happening nowadays? Africa still has more than 240 million people suffering from malnutrition and only eight from 54 countries have committed to the 2003 agreed investment. Read on

How ICT Tools Improve Information Sharing among Farmers in Northern Laos

In the remote hinterland and highland in Laos, a lack of telecommunication infrastructure in rural communities - due to poor roads and telephone links - has limited smallholder access to production information and markets for small-scale trade of subsistence crops or livestock as well as the chance to get better premiums for some high-value products such as NTFPs, wild honey, mushrooms and tree Read on