MGI_Lions go digital

This journey is just beginning. Only 16 percent of the population is online, and the Internet’s contribution to GDP is half that in other emerging regions. But the lions are now stirring. A majority of urban Africans own Internet-capable devices, go online regularly, and visit social networking sites. Many countries have rolled out 3G networks, …

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ICTs set to transform smallholder farming

Smallholder farming, which is the backbone of many African economies, is set to be transformed by a combination of investment and increasing access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly mobile phones. The claim was made recently by Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), at ICT4Ag, a major …

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