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ICT Enhances Warehouse Receipt Systems and Commodity Exchanges in Africa

Date Published: 
November 22, 2010

This Briefing Paper is the second its series which aims to guide USAID missions and their implementing partners in sub-Saharan Africa to use information and communications technology (ICT) more successfully —via sustainable and scalable approaches— and to improve the impact of their agriculture related development projects.

Enclosed is a brief overview of the fundamentals of warehouse receipt systems (WRSs) and commodity exchanges (CEXs), which describes a few ways that ICT tools are being mobilized, and captures key programmatic lessons learned with a focus on sustainability without donor support.