WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2015
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WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2015

International Telecommunication Union World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Stocktaking Processsw

This report refers to 18 projects selected as the most successful stories worldwide under each category, to serve as best practice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in ICT for development.The WSIS Prizes 2015 contest represents an ideal platform for identifying and showcasing success stories and models that can be easily replicated, empowering communities at the local level, giving an opportunity to WSIS stakeholders to participate in the contest, and, in particular, recognizing the efforts of stakeholders in terms of the value they add to society and of their commitment to achieving the WSIS goals.

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Small-scale African farmers produce 70 per cent or more of their countries’ food supplies but are among the most vulnerable to hunger. Many factors contribute to this problem, but an important part of the solution is to share knowledge of how to derive greater benefits from the agricultural “value chains” to which small-scale farmers are connected. A value chain is the sequence of activities that take place to bring a product or service to market. By choosing the right planting materials, harvesting at the right time, processing and storing produce carefully, and negotiating with different buyers, small-scale farmers can cultivate more food for their families and generate more income from the produce they sell.