The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Wednesday, May 18 • 11:50 - 12:50
The Influence of ICT on Improvement of Farming Business and Increasing Support Efficiency LIMITED

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The nut sector has a bright future. However the current production systems in Africa are sub optimal, which is both a missed opportunity for farmers as for the industry. But how to create a closer collaboration between the different actors to work on improvement of production that results in higher income for the farmers?

A MIS system, 3S (Sustainable Supply System), was developed to benchmark performances at farmers level, in order to clarify where to improve what. This system is currently being implemented in such a way that middlemen are eliminated, training has becoming more adopted to the specific needs of farmers and costs are decreasing. At this stage the system is being implemented at 7 factories all over Africa and will soon become a standard in cashew. It will soon move to other nuts.

The 3S system is creating full traceability from farmer to retail shelf and is positioned as a 'beyond certification system' in which verification is the key, instead of the quite expensive certification. For more info: www.supply3s.com

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Herman uit de Bosch

Executive Director, FairMatch Support
Herman uit de Bosch is founder and Managing Director of FairMatch Support. He has many years of experience in developing sustainable supply chains and matching companies with (small) producers. He was closely involved in sector wide initiatives like 3S, FSC, BCI, FLO and was co-founder... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:50 - 12:50 EAT
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