Some of the trends driving the evolution of digital dashboards

Some of the trends driving the evolution of digital dashboards

  Well before COVID19 showed up, many African governments and development organizations had begun investing in digital dashboards as tools for consolidating and presenting information on their activities. In a digital sense, dashboards try to present comprehensive information in real time as opposed to basing decisions on historical data scattered...Read more
How about helping communities to develop their own collective budgets?

How about helping communities to develop their own collective budgets?

Towards the end of every year, African governments request their departments or ministries to submit budget projections covering activities for the following year.  That information is then consolidated into a national budget. To the extent that process does not involve communities who are supposed to benefit from the national budget,...Read more
African agriculture is witnessing a shift from physical to value chain collateral

African agriculture is witnessing a shift from physical to value chain collateral

While African financial institutions are still stuck with traditional banking models invented in the West, African agricultural value chains have shifted in ways that threaten to render banks irrelevant to agriculture.  Rural and agricultural finance modeling is being forced to consider value chain collateral and the existence of a market...Read more

How ‘informal’ agriculture markets generate and distribute power!

If you have become accustomed to think of power in terms of electricity or political power, evidence from the people’s market indicate you should think again. ‘Informal’ agriculture markets have remarkable ways of dealing with power. The market has become smart at distributing power among value chain actors such that...Read more

The role of informal agriculture markets in aligning agriculture with people’s nutritional needs

Whether granaries are full or empty, people’s markets (informal agriculture markets) play a critical role in Zimbabwe. More than 75 diverse agricultural commodities circulate in informal agriculture markets such as Mbare (Harare), Bulawayo markets, Sakubva (Mutare), Garikayi (Masvingo) and Kudzanayi (Gweru) daily. While, as a country we have become accustomed...Read more

Celebrating the link between health and agriculture

While health and agriculture professionals often work separately, there is increasing awareness of agriculture’s contribution to better health through providing nutritional diets. To this end, Knowledge Transfer Africa (www.knowledgtransafrica.com ) and Healthcare Information For All (HIFA – www.hifa2015.org ) have set their eyes on information and knowledge sharing.Read more