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Project ID: 1105096819
Entity: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Activity: FARMNET: Farmer Information Network
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: National
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Guidelines, Conceptual model
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: UNFA


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