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Mahesh Chander shared a link to the group: e-Extension (GFRAS Interest Group on ICT4RAS).

Researchers are developing drones that could detect plant disease before any visible signs show, allowing farmers to stop infections in their tracks.

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Saravanan Raj shared The New York Times's video to the group: e-Extension (GFRAS Interest Group on ICT4RAS).

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New Publication An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs CTA (2017) This guide has been prepared to provide introductory knowledge and recommendations to young people interested in developing e-agriculture businesses. It provides key insights into how to generate e-agriculture service ideas, customer discovery, hypothesis testing, strategies for developing successful business models, recommendations on how to formalise the business, and strategies to scale up services and ensure their financial sustainability. It also suggests key institutional and documentary resources https://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1984_PDF_2YAJVKe.pdf?

New Publication An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs CTA (2017) This guide has been prepared to provide introductory knowledge and recommendations to young people interested in developing e-agriculture businesses. It provides key insights into how to generate e-agriculture service ideas, customer discovery, hypothesis testing, strategies for developing successful business models, recommendations on how to formalise the business, and strategies to scale up services and ensure their financial sustainability. It also suggests key institutional and documentary resources https://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1984_PDF_2YAJVKe.pdf?
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Saravanan Raj shared a link to the group: e-Extension (GFRAS Interest Group on ICT4RAS).

Since 2014, Digital Green and the Government of Ethiopia have been piloting a project to introduce a community-centric video approach to agricultural extension provision.

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Introduction

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Improved availability and access to new ICTs-especially personal computers, the internet and mobile telephones—in the last two decades have provided a much wider choice in collection, storage, processing, transmission and presentation of information in multiple formats. Some of these applications such as tele-centres, web-portals, knowledge platforms call centres, mobile phones, community radio, video, digital photography, GIS, e-mail, audio and video conferencing have the potential of getting across vast amounts of information to rural population in a more timely, comprehensive, cost-effective and interactive manner.

ICTs can also enhance knowledge processes and support knowledge workers (information intermediaries/extension and advisory service providers) to have ready access to organised information. It can also help promote better communication and interaction with fellow practitioners and also enhance interaction needed for collective knowledge creation. The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) would like to engage more actively in this area of using ICTs for strengthening extension and advisory provision (ICTs for EAS) and has constituted working group to further elaborate how GFRAS would move forward. 

 

Activities

Social Media for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services 

A side event at the GFRAS Annual Meeting 2015 in Kyrgyzstan

icon pdf Social Media in Action (pdf, 5.1 MB)

ICT4Ag conference in November 2013 in Kigali, Uganda

icon pdf Putting the horse in front of the cart. A presentation about ICT design strategy, Andrea Bohn

icon pdf Extension & GFRAS Saravanan Raj (pdf 1.7MB)
icon pdf Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture Maximo Torero (pdf 7MB)
icon pdf ICTs for Agricultural Extension Saravanan Raj (pdf 2.2MB)
icon pdf Revisiting Extension with the ChangingArchitecture of ICTs  Benjamin Addom (pdf 1MB)

Members

Lead: Saravanan Raj, India

This list has 9 members
Column 1
Organisation
Country
Farming & Technology for Africa
Madagascar
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
Netherlands
NIDA
Uganda
USDA NIFA
United States
INTA
Costa Rica
Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services
Switzerland
National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research
Nigeria
Central Agricultural University (CAU)
India
CRISP
India

 

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