ICTs in support of rural development, agricultural information management and extension, and education in Asia-Pacific

Details of the organization
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
International organizations

Information about the project
ICTs in support of rural development, agricultural information management and extension, and education in Asia-Pacific
FAO RAP works closely with stakeholders in Asia-Pacific and fosters international partnerships to develop facilities and networks for access to and sharing of agricultural information, improving extension, fostering formal and non-formal education under the overall scope of promoting rural development and food security. Areas of collaboration include improving efficiency, quality and relevance of knowledge exchange in agriculture, and using electronic media to enhance communication for rural development. There are many capacity building activities in the region including advice and technical assistance for governments, institutions and rural communities to strengthen capacities in knowledge management and the effective use of information and communication technologies. Additional information can be found at: http://www.fao.or.th http://www.fao.org/gil/rdd http://www.fao.org/waicent http://www.fao.org/sd http://www.fao.org/gil http://www.fao.org/imark
Regional implementation
Ongoing from 2004 to 2005
Ministry of Agriculture Information Centre, China; Chinese Broadcast and Television School (CABTS), China; Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC); University of the Philippines Open University; Indian Centre for Agricultural Research; PhilAgriNet; Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute Thailand; Kasetsart University; Thai RuralNet; and others.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Publication
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No