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ICT4ag: Setting the scene

Goodluck is a 35 year old progressive farmer. He starts his day early checking his smartphone for the latest news on the weather, the crops he grows and on any policy developments that may concern his business and the cooperative he is a member of.

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Humanitarianism in the Network Age: Groundbreaking Study

For the first time, OCHA published a policy document on humanitarian technology and innovation. It “is by far the most honest, enlightened and refreshing look at the state of the humanitarian response today; a grounded and well-researched study that provides hope, leadership and a clear vision for the future of humanitarianism in the network age”, writes on his blog Patrick Meier, Director of Innovation at the Qatar Computing Research Institute¬†(QCRI).

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Upgrades to basic mobile phones aim for a smart future

Mar27

Researchers hope to benefit users in developing nations by turning ‘feature’ phones into virtual smartphones, finds Jan Piotrowski. Once the preserve of the rich, within just a few decades mobile phones have become ubiquitous in even the world’s poorest countries.

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