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Using Satellite Data to Scale Smallholder Agricultural Insurance | CGAP Sep 2018
"This paper looks beyond the excitement of the vast possibilities for satellite data applications to promote scale in smallholder agricultural insurance. It documents lessons learned from using these data to reduce the costs and improve the quality of smallholder agricultural insurance in Nigeria and Kenya. "
CGAP  development-assistance  finance  insurance  satellite  agriculture  Nigeria  Kenya  remote-sensing  EO 
september 2018 by pierredv
Google's Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya - BBC News, Jul 2018
Google's sister-company Loon has announced its first commercial deal: partnering with Telkom Kenya to deliver connectivity to the region.
HAPS  broadband  Google  Loon  Kenya  BBC 
july 2018 by pierredv
Satellite Internet in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: a Reality Check | LinkedIn, Eric Anderson, Sep 2017
"Here are my partly-informed observations based on several short visits to one small area of rural sub-Saharan Africa since 2010. In summary:
1. Satellite coverage is beginning to appear, but it’s spotty, expensive and limited,
2. Mobile terrestrial network use is widespread and growing and
3. There are other more immediate challenges unrelated to internet access."

"One intriguing offering is hybrid terrestrial-satellite connectivity with intelligent switchover and appropriate utilization of download and upload capacities as promoted by companies like Forsway, and in the thinking of larger entities like Facebook and OneWeb."
satellite  Africa  GEO  MEO  LEO  OneWeb  Kenya 
november 2017 by pierredv
'Extreme Makeover' with chicken coops and compost: Welcome to Kenyan reality TV -
"With 11 million viewers, a reality TV show in East Africa is helping build prosperity by offering small farmers advice." "In the US, reality TV is replete with spoiled teenagers, extreme eating challenges, and arguing roommates. Here in Kenya, though, an innovative show is putting aside ratings-grabbing petty squabbling and trying to do good: helping small farmers back from the brink of poverty. Now in its fourth season, the show, "Shamba Shape Up,” has become hugely popular in East Africa. Think “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” – but with chicken coops and composting."
farming  Africa  Kenya  CSMonitor 
january 2014 by pierredv
Many challenges remain for white space spectrum use in Africa — PolicyTracker June 2013
"Some African governments are taking a serious look at using television white space spectrum to make broadband services available to their citizens. But challenges such as politics, lack of awareness and push-back from broadcasters and mobile operators need to be tackled first, according to representatives of industry and civil society organisations"
Kenya  whitespace  Microsoft  South-Africa  Google  PolicyTracker 
june 2013 by pierredv
M-PESA mobile money
Only 4 million Kenyans have bank accounts. But 10 million people in the country now use the M-PESA money transfer service. This short film shows how mobile money is changing the face of banking in Kenya
x:CGAP  money  finance  africa  Kenya  ** 
august 2010 by pierredv

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