Farmers know their needs best, concluded Kenny Ewan of WeFarm and created a global mobile platform for crowdsourcing agricultural information.
"Sillicon Savannah" is the new buzz term of the thriving IT and software "Made in Africa" is used around the globe.
Cyber Security and Media Hype
With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.
Why most of the arguments against open data are short-sighted.
Since the NSA affair, more and more laymen are showing interest in CryptoParties.
How Ethiopians acces the internet through they are not connected.
Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.
Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.
Insects are a sustainable source of protein since they eat bio-waste. Entofood aims to produce insects on industrial scale. An interview with its founder.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
Only one development goal will focus on health in the Post-2015 Agenda. The health community debates which is the best one.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.
How deaf people help each other producing Solar powered hearing aids
About education, training and promoting the rights of the handicapped in Cameroon.
In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.
How software can make you healthy
In areas with high numbers of illiterate information and education is shared via pictures.