Training material

AgEd Open Course Wave. 2015. FAO short course on Web 2.0 and social media for development

FAO and CTA. 2015. Innovative collaboration for development

Oregon State University. 2015. Social media tools

Utah State University. 2015. Social media tools 

Useful tools for monitoring and social media analytics

Further reading

Andres, D. and Woodard, J. 2013. Social media handbook for agricultural development practitioners. Publication by FHI360 of USAID. 

Chowdhury, A. and Hambly Odame, H. 2013). Social media for enhancing innovation in agri-food and rural development: Current dynamics in Ontario, Canada. The Journal of Rural and Community Development 8(2): 97–119.

Diem, K.G., Hino, J., Martin, D. and Meisenbach, T. 2011. Is extension ready to adopt technology for delivering programs and reaching new audiences? Journal of Extension 49(6): Article number FEA1.

Harder, A., Carter, H.S. and Chiarelli, C. 2011. Maintaining professionalism on Facebook: Tips for extension agents. Florida, USA: University of Florida. 

Newbury, E., Humphreys, L. and Fuess, L. 2014. Over the hurdles: Barriers to social media use in extension offices. Journal of Extension 52(5), Article number 5FEA1.

Typhina, E., Bardon, R.E. and Gharis, L.W. 2015. Collaborating with your clients using social media & mobile communications. Journal of Extension 53(1), Article number 1TOT2.

Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. 2014. Social media: New generation tools for “Agricultural Extension”? AESA blog No. 42. December 2014

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