"new collaborative information technologies offer an exciting opportunity to transform agricultural education and information systems in Asia and Africa."
The Team was charged by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore the landscape of agricultural education and information systems in Asia and Africa, and to come up with
"a set of recommendations for areas of investment that have the potential to
improve the lives of smallholders through better access to agricultural
education, training and information."
The 300+ page report - entitled Building Pathways out of Rural Poverty through Investments in Agricultural Information Systems - is now available online. It provides a summary of the activities undertaken and recommendations for areas of investment. See also the list of participants of the Design Team.