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ICT Observatory 2013: Strengthening e-Agriculture Strategies in ACP Countries

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized an ICT Observatory meeting on the topic in 2013, preceded by a preparatory online discussion on the e-Agriculture Platform. 

"Farmers and other agricultural actors are increasingly using ICTs, particularly mobile phones, at different stages and in all segments of the agricultural value chain. As recommended by the United Nations, the need to put in place strategic and holistic frameworks, that guide and support the full integration of these technologies into agricultural activities, has become crucial."

These activities were implemented in collaboration with FAO, World Bank, EAFF, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (Rwanda), Ministry of Communication (Ghana), IICD, NEPAD Agency, UNECA/ISTD.

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