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e-Agriculture: Global Community of Practice on use of ICTs for agriculture & rural development #eagri


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e-Agriculture is a global Community of Practice, where people from all over the world exchange information, ideas, and resources related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

With over 8,000 members from 160 countries and territories, the e-Agriculture Community is made up of individual stakeholders such as information and communication specialists, researchers, farmers, students, policy makers, business people, development practitioners, and others.

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e-Agriculture: Global Community of Practice on use of ICTs for agriculture & rural development #eagri

  1. 1. FAO (C) 2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>e-Agriculture is a global community for the exchange of knowledge about the use of Information and Communication Technolgies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development. </li></ul>About e-Agriculture
  3. 3. Members Information and communication specialists, Researchers, Farmers, Students, Policy makers, Entrepreneurs and Development professionals More than 8,000 members in over 160 countries and territories
  4. 4. History of e-Agriculture <ul><li>During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2005, e-agriculture was recognized as a key action line to achieve the Millennium Development Goals </li></ul>
  5. 5. Founding Partners
  6. 7. 1 – Online forums <ul><li>In the last 4 years, e-Agriculture has organized 16 forums in different languages, which have brought together over 50,000 visitors </li></ul>
  7. 8. 2 – Face to face events <ul><li>The e-Agriculture Community is active on the Internet, through the projects and interventions of members in developing countries and through face-to-face events </li></ul>
  8. 9. 3 - Blogs e-Agriculture Community members write articles and share their experiences, fostering dialogue among participants who interact with interesting inputs
  9. 10. 4 – Knowledge Base <ul><li>e-Agriculture offers an informative Knowledge Base with hundreds of resources published by members all over the world, including: </li></ul>reports, publications, interviews, videos, articles, websites.
  10. 11. 5 - Networking <ul><li>With 8000 members in over 160 countries , </li></ul><ul><li>e-Agriculture offers an space to meet other professionals working in similar fields and from the same countries . </li></ul>
  11. 12. 6 – News and Events <ul><li>e-Agriculture offers daily circulation of activities and initiatives around the world. </li></ul>
  12. 13. 7 - Web 2.0 <ul><li>Communication and information exchange is carried out effectively through social media. </li></ul>YouTube Flickr RSS RDF Twitter Facebook Delicious Linked In
  13. 14. 8 - Twitter
  14. 15. Mobile telephony in rural areas ICTs in agricultural value chains Gender, agriculture and ICTs Public private partnerships
  15. 16. Mobile telephony in rural areas Mobile phones are the success story of bridging the rural digital divide, bringing tangible economic benefits and acting as agents of social mobilization through improved communication.
  16. 17. Agricultural value chains <ul><li>ICTs play an important role in agricultural value chains, and while the positive impacts of ICT are being catalogued and discussed, many rural farmers still do not have access to or the capacity to use ICT </li></ul>
  17. 18. Gender, agriculture and ICTs <ul><li>e-Agriculture explores the important role that women play in agriculture, and the benefits that ICTs present for women and livelihoods in rural areas. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Public private partnerships <ul><li>The public sector’s mandate for provision of information and services can be best achieved through harnessing the potential of the private sector to add local context in a commercial environment. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Mission <ul><li>The e-Agriculture Community is still growing and supporting its members and the communities they work with every day. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Mission <ul><li>Our Mission is to serve as a catalyst for institutions and individuals in agriculture and rural development to share knowledge, learn from others, and improve decision making about the vital role of ICTs to empower rural communities, improve rural livelihoods, and build sustainable agriculture and food security. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Contact [email_address]