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Information and communication technologies for development

Moot on ICTs for good governance in Pakistan held

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Islamabad: In order to accelerate the use of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in development sector of Pakistan especially in education, health, agriculture, good governance and e-commerce, Pakistan Institute of ICTs for Development, Islamabad, organised a two-day conference, says a press release. The conference was attended by participants especially from Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.…

Two Days International Conference and Workshop on ICTs for Good Governance in Pakistan

Two Days International Conference and Workshop on ICTs for Good Governance in Pakistan Dated: 1- 2nd December 2013 Marriot Islamabad The Concept: Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) have now been recognized as the engine for growth and a source of energy for the social and economic empowerment of any  country, specially a third world country. Relationship between ICTs and improved services to the common man in the areas of health, education, agriculture, governance etc…

Global Mobile Based Agriculture Information Services: Agriculture SMS

For Latest Agriculture SMS ALERTS use following method 1. Suggestion for Farmer 2. Weather Updates 3. Discuss farming/gardening problems 4. Crop information 5. Pest Information 6. Diseases Information 7. New Agriculture Technology 8. Agriculture News 9. Agriculture Issues Select short code from following List: Country Mobile Operator ShortCode Supporting Notes SMS MMS Satellite Provider Thuraya 1888 ✔ Inmarsat 898 ✔ Iridium 40404…

International conference on the subject of ‘ICTs for Good Governance in Pakistan’

International conference on the subject of 'ICTs for Good Governance in Pakistan' on 2nd December 2013 at Marriat Islamabad. You know that ICTs are bringing revolution in Agriculture in the world, but since our Politicians and Senior Govt officers are not aware of this power so we are having serious problems in introducing ICTs in Agriculture and other areas like Education, health etc. In order to create awareness in this regard we are organizing an International…

For African Farmers, Talk Is Cheap But Information Is Priceless

The expansion of the internet, mobile phones and television means that most of us are now exposed to immense amounts of information -- equivalent to 174 newspapers worth of data per day, five times as much as in 1986. In little more than one generation, we have become connected, not only to a wide variety of media and knowledge outlets but to vast numbers of other people. Yet while we may take this information for granted, even feel overwhelmed at times, for many in the world information…

ICTs helping Zambian farmers make most of produce

August 11, 2013 By DOREEN NAWA THE use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has expanded opportunities for small scale farmers aiming to extend their agri-businesses into viable and sustainable ones. The ICTs are addressing the need to better the way small-scale farmers access the market. Failure to access market has been one of the greatest challenges that Zambia’s small scale farmers have been facing. But with the use of ICTs in accessing market places and…

Agriculture through SMS

July 13, 2013 Irsa Saleem Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan. Half of the population’s direct source of income is agriculture. Agriculture is facing a lot of problems nowadays, which is resulting in increase in poverty ratio every year. We have first investigated the complete lifecycle of farming and have tried to find solutions to the problem faced by the farmer throughout the life cycle. The communication gap between farmers and agricultural information providers is the…

Farmers to get advice on inputs via phone, says PS

Farmers will soon receive information on availability of fertiliser and seeds as well as improved farming techniques through their mobile phones. The ministry of Agriculture will equip agricultural extension officers with laptops and cell phones to provide the information. The move is also aimed at attracting the youth into farming. Speaking during the launch of a Sh50 million project dubbed “E-Extension”, Agriculture permanent secretary Romano Kiome said the ministry had acquired…

Mobile auction for agriculture

30 APRIL 2013 Richard Ssekibuule looks at the success of kudu, a mobile auction market that links farmers to traders, with pride. He had never imagined that something that started as his PhD research would hit the market and turn around the lives of farmers. The innovation grabbed attention so much so that Google funded the initial start-up of the service. In 2010, Ssekibuule wanted to find out how he could use mobile technology to make agricultural markets more effective in Uganda.…

US-KP-Telenor partnership helps Swat farmers use mobile technology

Saturday, April 20, 2013 ISLAMABAD: Peach and potato farmers in Swat will be able to increase their incomes, improve their access to markets and fight crop diseases more effectively on back of a new United State Agency for International Development (USAID) funded programme conducted in partnership with the Khyber Pakhtunhwa (KP) government and Telenor Pakistan. The programme will use Telenor’s mobile network to send farmers SMS messages and interactive voice recordings that provide…

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