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Information and Communication Technologies—Opportunities to Mobilize Agricultural Science for Development

Author:
Ballantyne, Peter, Maru, Ajit, Porcari, Enrica M.
Source:
Crop science 2010 v.50 no.Supplement_1 pp. S-63
ISSN:
0011-183X
Subject:
crop production, agricultural economics, sustainable agriculture, agricultural communications, information dissemination, rural areas, computer software, knowledge, research projects, agricultural research
Abstract:
Knowledge, information, and data—and the social and physical infrastructures that carry them—are widely recognized as key building blocks for more sustainable agriculture, effective agricultural science, and productive partnerships among the global research community. Through investments in e-Science infrastructure and collaboration on one hand, and rapid developments in digital devices and connectivity in rural areas, the ways that scientists, academics, and development workers create, share, and apply agricultural knowledge is being transformed through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). This paper examines some trends and opportunities associated with the use of these ICTs in agricultural science for development.
Agid:
780869