Tuesday, 27 November 2007

World AgInfo Workshop in Zambia.

WorldgInfo working group at Zambia Workshop.
(Stephen, Sophia, Kelvin, Peter, Philip, Dady, and Thane)

A team of experts working on the World Ag Info Project hosted a 6 day workshop in Livingstone, Zambia, from Sunday 11th to Friday 16th November, 2007.
This workshop is a follow-up to an earlier one in Ithaca, New-york in the USA September 30th to October 3rd, 2007. The purpose of the Zambia workshop was to identify possible transformative approaches, both technological and non-technological, to the creation and distribution of agricultural information identified by the Ithaca workshop.

The 40 participants were program evaluation specialists, communication specialists, instructional design specialists, representatives of NGOs working at grassroots level, entrepreneurs, representatives of volunteer organizations, wiki specialists, instructional technology specialists from India and Africa, collaborative web site developers, organizational specialists, and agriculture content specialists. Also included were individuals that specialize in technology for information dissemination specifically adapted for developing countries and rural populations.

See also:

Zambia Workshop Information: Cornell University wiki

Publications of Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan University

“New Agriculture” & Implications for Information Development and Diffusion: Perspectives from Zambia. Jones Govereh and Mike Weber. FSRP/MSU Zambia. World AgInfo Workshop. November 11, 2007.

Pathways out of poverty in the new agriculture in the new agriculture. John Staatz and Niama Nango Dembélé. Cornell International Workshops on Agricultural Education and Information Systems Workshop II: Pathways Out of Poverty. Livingstone, Zambia. November 11-16, 2007.

eLearning Africa 2008
The 3rd International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training will take place in Accra, Ghana from May 28 to 30th 2008.

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