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Policy Brief: Strengthening Agriculture Marketing with ICT (ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook forum #1)

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The World Bank, in collaboration with the e-Agriculture Community and FAO, is holding a series of online forums. These forums stem from the launch of the World Bank's ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook and the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes.

The first forum in this series focused on how ICT can improve agricultural marketing in developing countries. It took place 5-16 December 2011, and Sourcebook module 9 set the stage for the discussion. Forum participants looked into the most promising trends and challenges in ICT use (particularly mobile phones) for short- and long-term market information, agri-inputs, logistics and transport.

This summary document captures that discussion.

 The summary is attached (PDF)