FARMNET: Farmer Information Network

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

Information about the project
FARMNET: Farmer Information Network
The Farmer Information Network (FarmNet) is a conceptual model for using the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for agricultural and rural development. It aims at creating a network of rural people, supported by intermediary organizations such as extension services, using ICTs and conventional media to facilitate the generating, gathering and exchanging of knowledge and information: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/KN1008_en.htm Farmnet projects are ongoing in Bolivia and Namibia with pipelines planned for East Africa and Latin America.
National implementation:
Ongoing from to 
UNFA

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Guidelines
  • Conceptual model
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No