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Turning the tables: could satellite guided goats help stop fires in Indonesia?

Author: 
Marita Kurniasari
Source: Rappler
 

VIVO and Agriprofiles: A tacit knowledge discovery tool

The amount of explicit knowledge available online related to agriculture is overwhelming. VIVO and Agriprofiles help to reuse and link this information more effectively.  

“Aquacrop”, crop water productivity model 

Aquacrop is a crop water productivity model for agricultural research and stakeholders. By evaluating different parameters, it improves yields where water is scarce.  

Participatory data

Participatory 3D modelling is a community-based tool that builds on local and indigenous knowledge for a variety of purposes.   

Women in Tech: Rebuilding the link between librarians and farmers

Open data may not just be figures or indicators, but metadata describing documents. Jacinta Were describes how African libraries should not be sidelined in the efforts to make more open data available and that open access documents are an important resource in the data revolution for agriculture.  

Linking nutrition to the Data Revolution

An interview with Lawrence Haddad, Senior research Fellow at IFPRI.

Data Revolution for Agriculture

As mobile phones, tablets and improved connectivity spread across the world, the amount of data we are gathering and storing is increasing exponentially. With every satellite launch we add further data at ever increasing detail.   

Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi (CHRI) organised a Learning Programme on the Right to Information (RTI-LP) for representatives of civil society, media and academia from Commonwealth member States- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa, between 16-26 March 2014, with support from the Department for International Development (DfID), India office.

Safetipin – an overview: Active Learning Solutions

Safetipin is a complete map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. Ithas been developed to encourage more people to be involved in safety of women and communities. It is a free app and will always remain so for users.

Progress Report: Safetipin Active Learning Solution

Safetipin is a complete map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. It has been developed to encourage more people to be involved in safety of women and communities. It is a free app and will always remain so for users.

Rescued Learning: New Loan Fund in Kenya Keeps Medical Students in Class

“When I received admission to Tenwek School of Nursing, my excitement overshadowed my family’s financial challenges,” says Caren Chirchir, a young woman in Kenya.Caren is the second of five children and she carries her family’s hope for a be

13 Considerations for Finnish Start-ups Seeking Social Impact

Technology Salon Helsinki kicked off as part of Slush, a fantastic start-up and technology event that takes place with about 10,000 people every Fall in the Finnish capital. Slush added a social impact stream for the first time this year, making it a good fit for Technology Salon. Plan Finland organized the Salon and Netlight...

Helping Launch the NetGain Challenge

This morning, I’m at the Ford Foundation in New York City as part of the launch event for NetGain. NetGain is a new effort launched by the Mozilla, Ford, Open Society, Macarthur and Knight Foundations, to bring the philanthropic community together to tackle the greatest obstacles to digital rights, online equality and the use of the internet to promote social justice.

Integra Evaluates $20 Million USAID Project in “the Serengeti of Asia”

An Integra evaluation team recently concluded a mid-term performance evaluation of USAID’s Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project in northeastern Cambodia, under USAID’s REPLACE IDIQ.   The project,  aims to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity through improved conservation and forest governance.

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