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Top minds seek to improve impact of ICT in rural development at IAALD

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The e-Agriculture community gathered some of the top minds in using ICT for rural development at a lively panel discussion during the 13th IAALD World Congress going on now in Montpellier, France.

The panel, composed of Peter Ballantyne, ILRI, Anriette Esterhuysen, APC, Ibrahim Khadar, CTA, Francois Laureys, IICD, and Michael Riggs, e-Agriculture facilitator, presented some key insight from a new initiative to expand our understanding of the impact ICT have in rural development, and how this understanding can improve the design and positive impact of ICT interventions. Many contributions were made from the audience on points to clarify, emphasize and reinforce in this ongoing, dynamic work. Slides from the presentation can be seen at http://www.slideshare.net/iaald/iaald-e-ag-session.

For more on what is happening at the IAALD World Congress, follow the tag #aginfo10 and the IAALD blog at http://iaald.blogspot.com

(photo credit: Denise Senmartin, IICD)

Michael Riggs