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Literature Update on Livelihoods Approaches and Information and Communication for Development

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Submitted by e-Agriculture on Wed, 01/08/2007 - 00:00
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Report: "Livelihoods Approaches to Information and Communication in Support of Rural Poverty Elimination and Food Security: Literature Update"

In the 2003 report "Livelihoods Approaches to Information and Communication in Support of Rural Poverty Elimination and Food Security," the authors identified key recommendations for policy makers. They included:

  • Build on existing systems
  • Determine who should pay
  • Ensure equitable access
  • Promote local content
  • Build capacity
  • Use realistic technologies
  • Build knowledgeable partnerships

In 2004, the authors recognized that there was rising interest in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT) for development, particularly with the launch of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), further advancing ICT on the global development agenda. They examined the same themes - with the addition of “Ensure services are demand driven” – and identified key challenges, recent developments, and emerging research issues.

The full literature update is attached.