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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

Put Down Your Phone to Save a Child's Life: UNICEF Tap Project

Someone is willing to make a donation for the time that you do not touch your phone. Sounds absurd right? This can’t be true! Well, if that someone is UNICEF and the donation is going to a child in need to bring them one day of clean water for every 10 minutes you don't touch the phone, I will surely give it a try. You should too, up for the challenge? Read on

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RISE – Bringing Sustainability Down to Earth

Sustainable development has become one of the most frequently used frameworks for analyzing farms in a comprehensive and holistic way. To evaluate sustainable farming systems, many approaches were developed to communicate the notion of ‘sustainability’ from perception level to practical content through indicator-sets based assessment. Read on