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ATDF Journal Volume 8 Issue 3 & 4, 2011 - Technology as a Tool of Empowerment
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Entrepreneurial Rights as Human Rights
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Fake seeds force Ugandan farmers to resort to ’bronze age’ agriculture

Misalignment of donor priorities in responding to the needs of smallholder farmers

This misalignment could be addressed by strengthening south-south and triangular collaboration and by improving the institutional capacities that would render national AIS more demand-oriented and responsive to the needs of smallholders in domestic agriculture.

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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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Entrepreneurial Rights as Human Rights Entrepreneurial rights tend to be neglected in economic and legal theory as well as in the global debate on human rights. Philipp Aerni illustrates the historical importance of innovative entrepreneurs as agents of change who indirectly contribute to a more humane world by enhancing access to basic human rights.

iCow The Best African Mobile Apps: reflecting on lessons learned. With the iCow Apps, African software developers are leapfrogging in technological innovation. They created groundbreaking, cutting-edge mobile technologies to solve African problems in communities closest to them.
Friday 28 November 2014, by Webmaster

Scientists could save thousands of pounds with student’s DIY microscope Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of pounds cheaper by a PhD student from Brunel University London who hacked his own microscope.
Friday 28 November 2014, by Webmaster

Plans for Africa-led mission to the moon It is Africa’s turn to go to the moon, according to the Cape Town-based Foundation for Space Development. The plan is to land a probe on the moon, or put one into orbit around it, and beam images back to schoolrooms on the continent,
Friday 28 November 2014, by Bartel

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

African Technology Development Forum -