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Issue No:75
  • :January
  • :2017

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
—a Native American saying

Report / ICT

Extending the Ripples

The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help promote equitable and sustainable small-scale fisheries, a workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, stressed

This article has been written by Members of ICSF: Serge Raemaekers ( (founder of Abalobi) and Jackie Sunde (, University of Cape Town, South Africa

With the current worldwide trends towards the increasing affordability of mobile devices, rapid development of Internet connectivities, and ease of use of web and mobile applications (apps), information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly being used to develop sophisticated systems to address some of the world’s more pressing social and ecological challenges. Examples abound globally of development projects that are making use of cellular technology to empower local communities to monitor issues as diverse as natural-resource use, climate change and disaster risks, community health and water quality, and to empower these same communities with marketing and management tools.

Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines), developed...

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