User involvement is key to building sustainable and useful ICTs. Of course that principle also holds for ICTs that have to serve people in a rural setting in Africa. This is an evaluation session of systems built by students of the ICT4D course 2017 at VU. Two key users in Mali and Burkina Faso are evaluating its usefulness and giving feedback on the requirements.
Despite the fact that more than 70% of Africa’s population depends on agriculture for basic life needs, and in Africa’s drylands rain-fed agriculture is widespread, reliable meteorological data about rainfall and weather forecasts — in Europe timely and accurate — is often not available for African farmers. Recent studies in rural areas of Burkina Faso and Ghana have […]