A two-way engagement: ICT Update
As ICT technology continues to advance and become more pervasive thanks to falling prices, it is having a direct impact on the way in which agricultural researchers carry out their work. ICTs are enabling the results of agricultural research to be delivered to an increasing number of end users, some of whom are, in turn, suitably empowered by ICTs so that they can provide researchers with updated information on things such as the progress of their crops and the appearance of pests and diseases.
Enrica Porcari, has been working at CGIAR for 10 years now. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organisations engaged in research for a food secure future. Initially considered unsuitable for the purpose, ICTs are now being applied to all parts of agricultural research in the development sector, connecting science with agricultural and rural change. The revolution that struggled to gain momentum has now been fully launched.
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Enrica Porcari is chief information officer at CGIAR, a global partnership that unites organisations engaged in research for a food secure future.