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The Knowledge Base is home to valuable resources related to ICT in Agriculture and Rural Development. These resources are submitted by Community members covering experiences and outcomes through case studies and reports, ICT statistics, examples of government e-Agriculture programmes and policies, and other relevant information.

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  • 19/01/2016
    Read all about the study on the use se of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in Crop Production by Bhavesh Kataria  Bhavesh Kataria is a member of the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, LDRP Institute of Technology and Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat,...
  • 15/01/2016
    Yesterday, January 14th the World Bank launched the World Development Report 2016 - Digital Dividends. The report focusses on digital dividends, which is, the broader development benefits from using digital technologies. Even though digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world,...
  • 14/01/2016
    ICTs in knowledge management: the case of the Agropedia platform for Indian agriculture is an article that appeared in the Knowledge Management for Development Journal  11(2): 5-22 Authors: Kiran Yadav, Rasheed Sulaiman V, N.T. Yaduraju, Venkatraman Balaji and T.V. Prabhakar Abstract "...
  • 13/01/2016
    Interrogating the Citizen-Centered Services and Development in Nigeria's Agricultural Sector Through E-Governance Motilewa, Deborah B. and Worlu, Rowland E.K. and Adepoju, Oluwayemisi A. and Fayomi, Oluyemi Oyenike (2015)Interrogating the Citizen-Centered Services and Development in Nigeria's...
  • 08/01/2016
    As the globe was preparing to go into the 19th century, a middle-aged man called Eli Whitney created something that transformed the farming business forever. Whitney is attributed with inventing the cotton gin, a mechanical mechanism that made the cleaning of cotton vastly simpler to do. Before the...
  • 08/01/2016
    A. Ahmadpour, S.M. Mirdamadi and S. Soltani published a study entitled "Attitude towards On-the-job E-learning: The Case of Agricultural Extension Workers in Iran" in which they analyse the outcomes of a survey conducted to investigate agricultural extension workers' attitudes towards using e-...
  • 04/01/2016
    Sustainable Agriculture designates systems in which the farmers realize the goal of efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities,...
  • 04/01/2016
    From the ICT Works Newsletter: The Climate Change Adaptation and ICT (CHAI) Project co-implemented by FHI 360, uses ICT tools to provide climate adaptation information to more than 100,000 farmers in local languages in three intervention districts in Uganda with the goal of increasing agricultural...
  • 30/12/2015
    Considering the diffusion of mobile devices in developing countries, the USAID agency has supported the development of mobile applications aimed at securing land property rights and encouraging a better land management by using mobile GPS and cloud technology. "In rural areas, land is the basis for...
  • 28/12/2015
    The CTA has gathered its top 20 innovations that benefit smallholder farmers by summarising and illustrating these in colourful easy-to-print posters. In late 2013, CTA embarked on a journey to discover what innovations in agriculture were taking place under the radar in Africa, the Caribbean and...
  • 14/12/2015
    A study from Dereje Dersoand Ekuogbe Ejiro from Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Madda Walabu University and the Department of Biochemistry, Delta State University on the contribution of ICTs to the Ethiopian agricultural extionsion system. Abstract Agricultural extension...
  • 11/12/2015
    During the moth of September TechnoServe held a Questions and Answers session on the topic of Sustainable and Scalable Business Models for Linking Agriculture and Technology. TechnoServe's Michael Elliot discussed the successes challenges and future of ICTs for Agriculture. The Q and A was publised...
  • 11/12/2015
    Article from Collaborative Change Communication - Forum on ComDev and Community Media for Family Farming PLATICAR is a knowledge ecosystem developed in Costa Rica with an ICT for agriculture approach, based on communication for development and knowledge management processes. It promotes the...
  • 03/12/2015
    A new CTA working paper is publised on the topic of the " extent of ICT adoption by ACP Farmers: the case of Somaliland". Executive Summary "This working paper is a summary of the recent adoption of ICT for agriculture for effective production of honey and promotion of linkages between producers...
  • 30/11/2015
    Factors affecting adoption of an information communications technology system for agriculture in Uganda by Ninsiima, Daniel, M.A., MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2015, 151 pages; 1599150 Abstract Agricultural extension services play a key role in improving the livelihoods of farming communities through...
  • 27/11/2015
    Rapid urbanization is coming together with great challenges regarding employment, food and nutrition security and infrastructures. Simultaneously, many rapidly growing cities are facing increasing water shortages, often aggravated by the effects of climate change, and insufficient sanitation...
  • 25/11/2015
    A  study was conducted by the Division of Dairy Extension of the National Dairy Research Institute and the Department of Agricultural Extension Education of the University of Agricultural Sciences in India to elicit the knowledge of farmers of Belgaum district of Karnataka about information and...
  • 17/11/2015
    The result of a close partnership between GSMA mAgri and design consultancy "frog", the mAgri team is delighted to announce the release of the mAgri Design Toolkit, a collection of instructions, tools and stories to help develop and scale mobile agriculture products by applying a user-centered...
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    11/11/2015
    The Institute of Food Security, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria and the Farm and Infrastructure Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria conducted an Assessment of Factors Influencing the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Maize Marketing in North Central Nigeria. Read...
  • 04/11/2015
    Launched in January 2012, this 2-year-long project used a set of information and communication technology (ICT) tools to collect, analyse, and send out agricultural advisories, crop and livestock market information, and weather data to Ugandan farmers, who are among the most affected by the impacts...
  • 30/10/2015
    From the World Bank website: Do you know that Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Change (AFOLU) as a whole is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG)? Are you also aware that AFOLU, uniquely, also contribute to carbon sequestration as co-benefits through productive and sustainable...
  • 26/10/2015
    The World Bank team in Tanzania is trying to use Drones for Disastr Risk Reduction. In partnership with the Drone Adventures, the team led by Edward Anderson is capturing very high-resolution mages of flood- prones areas in Dar El Salaam. "This imagery is now being used to generate Digital Terrain...
  • 23/10/2015
    Welcome to Agriculture-Schools.com, your friendly source of facts about agriculture schools in USA. With our site you will find contact information, majors availability, and diploma selection, as well as nationwide, regional, and state rankings, campus safety ratings, and lists of local competitors...
  • 16/10/2015
    In order to tackle the changing context surrounding agriculture, farmers need a range of skills and knowledge - agricultural, financial and entrepreneurial. Therefore governments need to invest more in skills and talent developing, with a particular attention to policies and investments...
  • 15/10/2015
    The global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, of which, 14% are youth aged between 15 – 24 years. While the world’s youth population is will grow significantly, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth, especially those living in developing countries’...
  • 12/10/2015
    An e-course on “Feeding management of dairy cattle in tropical countries” was organised jointly by the FAO Regional Office for Africa and the Animal Production and Health Division based in Rome. A total of 22 participants from Botswana, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Mali, Zambia and...
  • 12/10/2015
    Read the blogpost based on a keynote presentation by GFAR’s Senior Knowledge Officer Ajit Maru, to the International Conference on Intelligent Agriculture in Beijing September 27-30, 2015. Sensing technologies that can monitor and report the health status of crops and animals; GPS that can guide...
  • 07/10/2015
    The Blue Number Itinitiative, aims at becoming a global registry for sustainable farmers and is developed by the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Global Compact and GS1, GS1 is a non-profit organization that helps businesses identify, develop and implement standards with/for their...
  • 06/10/2015
    In the article Target Market Segmentation and Education: Comparing agriculture digital payments systems, Lee Babcock talks about a lesser-known digital payment system that was started in Colombia in partnership with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation and the Bank of Bogota. The initiative that...
  • 05/10/2015
    In 2008, APCICT (Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development) launched the Academy initiative with the aim to equip government officials and policymakers with the essential knowledge and skills to leverage ICT for national and regional socio-...

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