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Title: Inventory of Innovative Farmer Advisory Services using ICTs

Date Published: February 2009
Author/s: Mucemi Gakuru, Kristen Winters & Francois Stepman
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Throughout Africa, ICTs have become increasingly integrated into the dissemination of
information to farmers. For decades “traditional” forms of ICTs have become more
prevalent in advisory service provision. Radio and TV programmes feature agricultural
information. Rural telecentres provide information on education, agricultural and health
issues and equip rural citizens with skills on how to use computers and provide basic
literacy. National ministries of agriculture have attempted to integrate ICTs into the
delivery of information and have established district information centres providing
agricultural information. Many NGOs and research organizations have also attempted to
facilitate technology transfer in the agricultural sector.