In rural advisory services ICTs have four broad functions namely: (i) addressing the need for localized and customized information - adapted to rural users in a comprehensible format and appropriate language; (ii) helping document and store information that is usually available in very diverse qualitative and quantitative forms; (iii) enabling collaboration and partnerships for innovation among rural actors; and (iv) helping rural communities “gain a voice”.
(from: ICT in Agriculture, The World Bank, 2011)
Putting the horse in front of the cart. A presentation about ICT design strategy held at the ICT4Ag conference in November 2013 in Kigali by Andrea Bohn
Other presentations from this event:
Extension & GFRAS Saravanan Raj (pdf 1.7MB)
Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture Maximo Torero (pdf 7MB)
ICTs for Agricultural Extension Saravanan Raj (pdf 2.2MB)
Revisiting Extension with the ChangingArchitecture of ICTs Benjamin Addom (pdf 1MB)