MEAS Brief # 1: Options and Strategies for Information and Communication Technologies within Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services
ICT is different from information technology because it emphasizes the role of communications and the integration of telecommunications networks and computer networks. The communications component is critical when it comes to technology that is intended to deepen understanding, reach communities, and allow more people to provide and access information. For ICT to effectively support extension and advisory services, it must be designed with the end user in mind, considering factors such as literacy levels and access to various types of technology. This brief covers key design considerations for effective ICT-supported EAS, highlighting example projects and high-priority issues.
This is the brief version of the MEAS Discussion Paper # 1 with the same title, which is also available on Agrilinks.