Issue 62: Extension & advice
ICT to Enhance Farm Extension Services in Africa | ICT to Enhance Impact of Agriculture Development
This briefing paper, prepared by USAID, describes various methods of using ICTs to support and improve agricultural extension services. The authors focus on approaches that are financially sustainable and capable of reaching large numbers of farmers. The authors point out some challenges that exist in many extension programmes, including the translation of information to local languages, low literacy rates, and the need for a good business model to ensure the system is cost-effective.