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Farm Radio NGO, helping African Farmers

Farm Radio International is a Canadian-based, not-for-profit organization working in direct partnership with approximately 330 radio broadcasters in 39 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. Their materials are also available electronically to broadcasters and to rural development organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. What do they do – Their program supports broadcasters in […]

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Peace Corps Devs Win Web Award for Remix Site

Who knew the Peace Corps were Web developers? Certain African farmers did anyway. Now, with its AfricaRuralConnect project the recipient of an Interactive Media Council Outstanding Achievement Award, a lot more people know it too. ARC is a product of the National Peace Corps Association and provides a platform for Africans in the business of agriculture, and those […]

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Send Help: Disaster Response From The Cloud

Relief agencies, companies and volunteers came together and built a global network of systems and people to coordinate emergency aid operations for the Haiti earthquake victims. This piecing together of a jigsaw of different organizations and technologies with one common goal serves as a testament to what is possible using cloud computing and may serve […]

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Kiva is a great idea: lending money to entrepreneurs in developing countries allows individuals to make loans starting at $25 to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world, also known as microcredit. By doing so, you can provide affordable working capital for the poor (money to buy a sewing machine, livestock, etc.), empowering them to earn their way out of poverty. Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person […]

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Google’s Africa Strategy: Search And Trade Via SMS

Not only does Google want to organize all the world’s information, it also wants to make all that information available to everyone in the world. For the majority of the world’s population, that means making it available on a cell phone, and not a fancy iPhone or Android with a Web browser either. I’m talking […]

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