e-Agriculture Key Topics

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An introduction to two of the Key Topics identified by the e-Agriculture Community of Practice during virtual discussion forums in 2008/9.

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e-Agriculture Key Topics

  1. 1. www.e-agriculture.org The e-Agriculture Community:The e-Agriculture Community: Sharing Innovative ExperiencesSharing Innovative Experiences and Knowledge Aboutand Knowledge About the Use of ICTthe Use of ICT for Rural Developmentfor Rural Development KEY TOPICS
  2. 2. Important, timely issued identified by the community KEY TOPICS
  3. 3. “Today, mobile telephony is being used to provide information to the farmers ... through SMS and multimedia- supported systems in many Asian countries. This has been made possible through public, private as well as NGO sector initiatives.” Sapna A. Narula, Asst. Professor, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India Mobile Telephony in rural development KEY TOPICS
  4. 4. Mobile telephony effectively reduces the distance between individuals and institutions, making the sharing of information and knowledge easier and more effective. KEY TOPICS Mobile Telephony
  5. 5. Social networks can be strengthened and individuals empowered through use of their handset. Mobile Telephony
  6. 6. KEY TOPICS Public Private Partnerships
  7. 7. Generally found at the community level where the strengths of the public and private sectors complement each other in providing information and advisory services that address the needs of farmers and rural communities. KEY TOPICS Public Private Partnerships
  8. 8. 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. KEY TOPICS Public Private Partnerships

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