Making information and communication technologies work for food security in Africa

Africa faces a difficult challenge in meeting the main target of the first Millennium Development Goal - to halve the number of people suffering from malnutrition and hunger by 2015. Bridging the digital divide through the development and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)-such as fixed-line and mobile phones and Internet services-will not directly solve this challenge, but it can make a significant contribution.

Author: 
Bertolini, Romeo
Published date: 
2004
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
11 27
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