Issue 14: Agricultural extension
Caribbean: Rural Universe Network (RUNetwork) Jamaica
The Rural Universe Network (RUNetwork) in Jamaica is investing in Internet tools that will improve the exchange of knowledge and know-how between rural communities, researchers and extension services. The RUNetwork is also extending access to information through ‘Information Cafés’, which have an Internet connection and a library of CDs with relevant information. Printers, scanners, digital cameras and audio-visual recorders facilitate the collection of information in the form of print, video and voice recordings. A regional information broker is responsible for the exchange of information and the consolidation of the local knowledge base. A project of the Caribbean Agricultural Information Service (CAIS).