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

USAID has just released an interactive online resource to complement The Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture, published in 2016. The Guide is intended to support USAID Mission staff and Feed the Future implementing partners in diagnosing and assessing value chains to determ...

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AESA Blog 69 (March 2017) ARE CELL PHONES USEFUL AS LEARNING TOOLS FOR STUDENTS? Students are accessing cell phones every day for several hours and even during classes. As teachers, can we use this media to enhance our teaching? Dr S Ramkumar and Mr D V Sivaji explore the issue in this blog. http://www.aesa-gfras.net/admin/kcfinder/upload/files/AESA%20Blog%2069.pdf

AESA Blog 69 (March 2017) ARE CELL PHONES USEFUL AS LEARNING TOOLS FOR STUDENTS? Students are accessing cell phones every day for several hours and even during classes. As teachers, can we use this media to enhance our teaching? Dr S Ramkumar and Mr D V Sivaji explore the issue in this blog. http://www.aesa-gfras.net/admin/kcfinder/upload/files/AESA%20Blog%2069.pdf
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Mahesh Chander shared a link to the group: e-Extension (GFRAS Interest Group on ICT4RAS).

Scientists have turned to drone technology to aid data collection for efficient maize breeding in Southern Africa.

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

Sensors, artificial intelligence and robotics come together in this mobile field robot to help growers, farmers and breeders make better decisions about growing food that uses less resources like land and water.

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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 an “interest group” to further elaborate how GFRAS would move forward. This draft note is in response to this demand. 

 

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
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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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