We are pleased to highlight the profiles of Featured members of the e-Agriculture Community.
Find out who they are, about their work on the field of ICTs for agriculture and rural development, and why we are proud to draw attention to their engagement in our Community.
We have designated a special green badge for e-Agriculture Featured members, in order to recognize their dedication and active participation in this Community.
Current Featured Members
Alexander G. FlorDr. Flor joined the e-Agriculture Community four years ago, in November 2008. He actively participated in two of e-Agriculture's online forums, contributing with his time and expertise as a Subject Matter Expert, and published a blog "What we know and don't know about ICTD". Dr. Flor is Professor of Information and Communication Studies at the University of the Philippines - Open University. Formerly UPOU Vice Chancellor for research and development, he was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies and he served as Professor of Strategic Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Development Communication.
Ugo VallauriUgo Vallauri has been a member of the e-Agriculture Community since March, 2010. He has written two blog posts that were read by hundreds of visitors from many countries, "Envisioning a new generation of part-time farmers" and "Limitations of market information systems and of text/sms-based mobile-based services in rural agriculture". Ugo is a Researcher in ICT4D, and a PhD student at the ICT4D Collective, Royal Holloway University of London. Ugo's main interests are rural agricultural development and the role of ICT, especially mobile devices in the context of agricultural extension.
Rachel ZedeckRachel Zedeck joined e-Agriculture in 2012 and actively participated in the online discussion: "Using ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for smallholders" in September. Rachel is also one of the most active members of the e-Agriculture's LinkedIn Group, regularly sharing valuable content and her own ideas with other members of the e-Agriculture Community. Rachel is the Founder and Managing Director of the Backpack Farm Agriculture Program (BPF), an internationally recognized social enterprise in Kenya with the mission to "grow 1 million+ smallholder farmers out of poverty". BPF was named a finalist for the Katerva Award honoring the best groundbreaking ideas on the planet. Rachel has also launched and continues to expand the"KUZA Doctor" toolkit, the first commercial agriculture mobile content program in Kenya.