Monday, 27 December 2010

E-agriculture @ ICTD2010 conference

13 - 16 December 2010. The ICTD2010 conference, hosted by the ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London, was the latest in the series of highly successful international ICTD conferences held in Doha (2009), Bangalore (2007) and Berkeley (2006). It aimed to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and all those with interests in the use of information and communication technologies in development practice to meet to discuss the latest research advances in the field.

Building on the success of its predecessors, ICTD2010 combined two days of plenary peer-reviewed paper sessions, with two days of workshops, panel sessions, discussion forums, and demos, including sessions in Spanish. A particular feature was the opportunity that it provided for participatory involvement from people from a diversity of backgrounds.

Interview with Charlotte Masiello-Riome, about e-Agriculture and ICT4D issues. Royal Holloway University of London ICTD2010, Monday 13th of December.

Research paper on agriculture:

Impact of Low-Cost, On-Demand Information Access in a Remote Ghanaian Village, Cliff Schmidt, Literacy Bridge; Trina Gorman, Literacy Bridge; Michael Shayne Gary, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales; Andrew Bayor, Literacy Bridge

Cliff Schmidt is the Executive Director of Literacy Bridge (, a nonprofit organization empowering children and adults with affordable tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning.