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Project ID: 1105011646
Entity: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
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Activity: ICTs in support of rural development, agricultural information management and extension, and education in Asia-Pacific
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Activity description: 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
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Project, Publication, Training initiative, Tool-kit
Time scale: Ongoing: 2004 - 2005
Partners: 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.


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