ICT Observatory 2013Strengthening e-agriculture strategies inACP countriesKen Lohento, ICT Programme Coordinator, CTAWagen...
Preparatory e-discussion• 08 to 25 February 2013• Identification of needsand issues• Issues for the workshopto discsus• Id...
• 10 working days; 173 unique contributions (17countributions per day)• 40 participants, from ACP, EU countries andbeyond ...
Key observationsNeed : There is a need to have ICT for agriculturestratragies or e-agriculture strategies - it will help:•...
• Few countries have e-agric strategies; ICT4agricprojects existent; scattered; no coord.;• Mention of ICT 4 agric strateg...
• Target areas Trade/market – (SIM, etc.) Extension/advisory services (early warning systems) ICT/Youth and agriculture...
STAKEHOLDERS E-AGRICULTURE STRATEGY PHASES Formulate Implement EvaluateFarmers Consulted Responsible Informed, ConsultedGo...
Key recommendations1. Policy work needs to take less time; need to be implemented,evaluated2. Practical implementation sho...
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Summary of ediscussions on e agriculture strategies

  1. 1. ICT Observatory 2013Strengthening e-agriculture strategies inACP countriesKen Lohento, ICT Programme Coordinator, CTAWageningen24 -26 April, 2013
  2. 2. Preparatory e-discussion• 08 to 25 February 2013• Identification of needsand issues• Issues for the workshopto discsus• Identify existingprocesses, bestpractices,recommendations
  3. 3. • 10 working days; 173 unique contributions (17countributions per day)• 40 participants, from ACP, EU countries andbeyond (Philippines, Vietnam, India, etc.)• 6 key questions
  4. 4. Key observationsNeed : There is a need to have ICT for agriculturestratragies or e-agriculture strategies - it will help:• Better ICT integration in the sector• Development and financial resource planning, coordination• Awareness raising - Research - capacity building• Improved access to information for farmers• Information management and knowledge sharing• Regional strategies/guidelines may come first
  5. 5. • Few countries have e-agric strategies; ICT4agricprojects existent; scattered; no coord.;• Mention of ICT 4 agric strategies in national ICT4Dstrategies Mali, Burkina, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius – holisticapproach in e-agric strategies, not implemented? In some cases, only sub-sectoral/partial approach withinthe agric sector, and not all key areas targetted• Discontinued references (in ICT or agric strategies)Key observations
  6. 6. • Target areas Trade/market – (SIM, etc.) Extension/advisory services (early warning systems) ICT/Youth and agriculture Traceability /RFID, localization of land/use of Research and development/innovation systems Agricultural knowledge management Capacity building of agric stakeholders• Key tools Mobile phones but radio important, even for MIS.Key observations
  7. 7. STAKEHOLDERS E-AGRICULTURE STRATEGY PHASES Formulate Implement EvaluateFarmers Consulted Responsible Informed, ConsultedGovt. ICT Dept. Co-lead Support InformedGovt. Agriculture  Dept. Lead, AccountableLead, Accountable InformedInternat’l Agencies Consulted Informed, Support Informed, SupportPrivate Sector ConsultedSupport,ResponsibleInformed, ConsultedAcademia & Research InstitutesConsulted Support Lead, ResponsibleA framework for developing e-agricutlure strategy that emerged in discussions
  8. 8. Key recommendations1. Policy work needs to take less time; need to be implemented,evaluated2. Practical implementation should continue3. Within agric, national holistic or sub-sectoral approachesneeded4. Baseline studies and knowledge sharing needed5. More govmt awareness, continuity, leadership6. Important role for mobile ph; radio still needed7. MSH policies needed - (farmer, youth, PS, different govbodies)8. Funding : Key - International but also local9. Awareness raising / Capacity building for ICT 4 Ag,
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