Web Resources

Virtual Extension Research Communication Network (VERCON)

The FAO's Virtual Extension Research Communication Network (VERCON) is using ICTs as tools to manage agricultural research agendas through a participatory process that includes researchers, extension, NGOs and small producers. | Read more...

FarmNet

The FAO's Farmer Information Network (FarmNet) is a network of rural people supported by intermediary organizations such as extension services that use ICTs and conventional media to facilitate the generation, collation and exchange of information. | Read more...

FAO Extension

The FAO Extension pages offer a comprehensive library of reports, manuals, articles and recommendations for extension workers in ACP countries. | Read more...

FAO Communication for Development

The FAO's Communication for Development department is using many different media and approaches tm folk media and traditional social groupings, rural radio, video and multimedia modules for farmer training, and the Internet for linking researchers,... | Read more...

Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (AKIS)

The World Bank's Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (AKIS) pages contain a wide range of resources on agricultural research, extension and education. Les pages du Système de connaissances et d'information agricoles (AKIS) de la Banque... Link | Read more...

World Bank Agricultural Extension

The World Bank's Agricultural Extension pages cover extension and rural information services to enable rural people access to the knowledge and information they need to increase. The World Bank assists client countries strengthen their agricultural... Link | Read more...

World Bank ICTs in Extension

The World Bank's ICTs in Extension page lists documents describing approaches and methodologies to foster the use of ICTs in agricultural extension, as well as many case studies, assessments and evaluations compiled by various agencies. Link | Read more...

World Bank Extension Projects Database

The Extension Projects page lists projects approved since 2001 and a link to the Bank's projects database. | Read more...

Global Distance Education Network

The World Bank's Global Distance Education Network is a set of information management tools designed to provide information about distance education and training around the world. These tools are intended to serve the Bank's client countries, public... Link | Read more...

Education Development Center Multichannel Learning Center (MCL)

The Education Development Center Multichannel Learning Center (MCL) provides technical assistance to international programmes in technology-based education, teacher training, curriculum and materials development, education for women, community network... Link | Read more...

International Extension College (IEC)

The International Extension College (IEC) was established to help set up and sustain educational initiatives in developing countries. IEC provides training and support in open learning approaches and distance education techniques to organizations in ACP countries. | Read more...

Sustainable Initiatives

Sustainable Initiatives is a website generated as part of a research programme into ICT sustainability factors. Funded by DFID, the site lists 12 initiatives intended to benefit the poor and had an ICT component. Link | Read more...

ITU Rural Application Focus Group 7

International Telecommunication Union, Rural Application Focus Group 7, maintains an online 'case library' on rural connectivity, with reports on dozens of ICT projects using applications such as VSAT, wireless local loop, WiFi, telemedicine and tele... | Read more...

Neuchâtel Initiative (NI)

The Neuchâtel Initiative (NI) brings together an informal group of bilateral and multilateral donor agencies to develop common views on agricultural and rural extension, to improve donor coordination and to develop a shared vision on how to address... | Read more...

Agricultural Research and Extension Network (AgREN)

The Agricultural Research and Extension Network (AgREN), administered by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), links agricultural policy makers, practitioners and researchers in developing countries. Link | Read more...

Rice Knowledge Bank

The Rice Knowledge Bank, maintained by the International Rice Research Institute (IIRI), includes ICT resources for rice cultivators and their support networks, including extension officers. Resources include e-learning modules, regional GIS maps, reference guides and training course materials. Link | Read more...

REinterface.net

REinterface.net is hosted by the Swiss Center for Agricultural Extension, for farmers, researchers and extension officers concerned with improving their cooperation. The site provides ways for exchanging good practices for improving research extension,... | Read more...

UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector

UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector supports creativity and innovation in local content production for radio, television and new media. It aims to improve the local production and distribution of quality audio-visual programmes in developing... | Read more...

Community Multimedia Centres (CMCs)

UNESCO's International Initiative for Community Multimedia Centres (CMCs) combines community broadcasting with the Internet and related technologies. Such facilities offer basic tools for introducing and managing community-centred development and change. | Read more...

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Acacia Initiative

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Acacia Initiative is an integrated program of research and development and demonstration projects to address issues of applications, technology, infrastructure, policy, and governance. Link | Read more...

Cornell University, Communication and Development Department

Cornell University, Communication and Development Department activities include education, training and research and development, including training programs abroad in collaboration with international organizations such as WHO and UNFPA. Link | Read more...

UNESCO/APC Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK)

More and more people are seeing the creative potential of linking the Internet to more traditional communication technologies, particularly radio and TV. The kit includes a structured set of materials to help trainers in telecentres, community media... | Read more...

Communication for Development CD-ROM

Communication for Development is a CD-ROM containing a selection of the FAO's publications on topics related to communication for development. The publications are in their original language, with summaries in English, French and Spanish, and can be searched by title, keyword, etc. | Read more...

New Approaches to Extension: A Workshop for Practitioners, Proceedings and Case Studies

World Bank, USAID, and the Neuchâtel Group, November 2002. Against a backdrop of changing public policies and other pressures forcing fundamental change in public extension services, the workshop brought together 70 extension experts to review recent approaches to revitalizing extension services. Link | Read more...

Changing Information Flows

Changing Information Flows, special issue of the journal LEISA on uses of ICTs for agriculture in developing countries, Centre for Research and Information on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA, 2002). | Read more...

DukaRamani

Geographic Information System (GIS) software can perform valuable analyses and can produce informative maps, but its use is limited to a small number of academics and professionals. The use of GIS is curtailed further in developing countries, where... Link | Read more...

In The Field

In The Field is a 12-part radio series first broadcast in 2001 by the BBC World Service, in collaboration with the University of Greenwich, and supported by DFID. The series looks at innovative ways of improving the livelihoods of poor people around... Link | Read more...

Africa: AfricaEducation

The Center for Lifelong Learning maintains AfricaEducation, a site dedicated to education and development in Africa. The site offers news, information on educational institutions, research, resources and projects, access to online courses, and a... | Read more...

Asia & the Pacific: Operationalizing Reforms in Agricultural Extension in South Asia

Operationalizing Reforms in Agricultural Extension in South Asia, proceedings of a regional workshop, New Delhi, India, May 2003. Session 2 focused on the use of ICTs in agricultural extension services. See in particular the following resentations: by D. | Read more...

SD Dimensions website

The FAO’s SD Dimensions website is a good starting point to get acquainted with current issues and developments in agricultural extension. In particular, the Research, Extension and Training Division collects, analyses and disseminates information... | Read more...

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