Converting barren land into booming agricultureProSavana is a programme that aims at replicating Brazil’s renowned ‘cerrado transformation’ in Mozambique
ATDF Journal Volume 8 Issue 3 & 4, 2011 - Technology as a Tool of Empowerment
This special issue of ATDF journal is dedicated to the role of technology as a faciliator of sustainable change and a tool of economic empowerment. The papers look at the general impact of innovation on industrial development in Africa and portray user-friendly new technologies that enhance the value of traditional practices, decrease transaction costs for small businesses and facilitate more social, cultural and economic exchange. Economic theories as well as policy strategies that aim at promoting a global green economy often fail to recognize the potential of technology as a tool of empowerment because it is not associated with the crucial development and environment challenges of the 21th century. The contributors believe that these global sustainability challenges must be addressed effectively by applying more progressive policy instruments that enhance the welfare effects of technological change.
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ATDF Journal Volume 8 Issue 1 & 2, 2011 - Food Sovereignty
The contents of this issue of the ATDF Journal: The Global Food Crisis is not going away. The price peaks of 2008 have returned in 2011, but the remedies to address the problem largely remain the same. Many countries vow to fight the problem by invoking the fashionable term ‘Food Sovereignty’. It largely refers to the "right" of people to define their own food, agriculture, livestock and fisheries systems, in contrast to having food largely subject to international market forces. In our new ATDF issue we discuss the meaning of term ’Food Sovereignty’ and explore the potential impact of the pursuit of national food sovereignty policies on farming, research and trade protection.
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ATDF Journal Volume 7 Issue 3 & 4, 2010 - Industrial Policy
The contents of this special issue of the ATDF Journal: Problems facing Local Manufacturers in the Nigerian Agro-Allied Machine Fabrication Industry - From Science and Technology to Innovation for Development - Exploring the Constraints of Rural Enterprise Development and Poverty Reduction in Ghana - A resurgence in acquisition of industrial technology in Africa? Analysis of global trends in technology transfer - Overall Customer Satisfaction in Ghana‘s Mobile Telecommunication Networks: Implications for Management and Policy - An E-mentoring platform for entrepreneur-driven development in Africa
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ATDF Journal Volume 7 Issue 1 & 2, 2010 - Architecture
Architects and development specialists often live in different worlds and it is difficult to create a publicawareness for the development dimension of innovative architecture. This special issue of the ATDF Journal aims to change this by bringing the two worlds closer together showing a variety of innovative projects and discussing their impact on African development in general and sustainable urbanization and local entrepreneurship in particular.
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TECA Platform: capacity building in agriculture
FAO’s TECA Platform improves access to information that is relevant for capacity development and innovation in tropical agriculture
Monday 13 May 2013, by Webmaster
Supermarkets block sustainable technological change in agriculture An article in the Guardian argues that supermarkets are misinforming their customers about health risks. There is no scientific evidence to support rumours about adverse health effects from products that contain GMOs.
Friday 10 May 2013, by Webmaster
Mobilizing enterprising people for development Technoserve works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
Tuesday 2 April 2013, by Webmaster
History of Innovation in US agriculture The purpose of the Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive, an online repository created by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is to collect and preserve the history of modern agriculture.
Monday 1 April 2013, by Webmaster
Want to become an internet billionaire? Move to Africa
Monday 12 December 2011
The role of science in the development agenda: the highs and lows of 2010
Monday 3 January 2011
G-20 SME Finance Challenge
Wednesday 3 November 2010
ImagineNations Group and Yahoo! Join to Engage Young Entrepreneurs (through mobile technology)
Sunday 10 October 2010
Comment on the orphan crop issue
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Geldof seeks to raise $1bn for African investment plan
Tuesday 7 September 2010
African Parliamentarians Back Call To Action For Green Revolution
Saturday 4 September 2010