Perspectives

Integrated approaches

‘Extension workers need to be part of a team that includes policy makers, researchers and communities.’ Myra Wopereis-Pura, director of knowledge at FARA


Q&A

Extending the reach

‘ICTs bring agricultural extension and advisory services closer to farmers who often live far from the main information sources.’ Karin Nichterlein, research officer at the FAO.


Bookmarks

Agricultural information exchange

ICTs can be very effective in delivering timely and applicable information to small-scale producers, even those living in remote areas.


Tech Talk

Social connections

‘It would be good if organisations could make more use of this crowd-sourcing tool to map out their work, especially in rural areas.’ Brenda Zulu, ICT journalist and blogger based in Zambia


EXPLORE ICT update

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