RCS

Rural Communication Services

Use of ICTs among Rural Farmers in Northeast Nigeria

The farmers in the northeastern zone of Nigeria perceived ICTs as useful tools in providing information on new agricultural techniques, weather conditions, disease outbreaks, public health, business, and ways to send short messages to people. This implies that the benefits of ICTs in the said areas are relevant to the respondents’ livelihood, social, and health affairs.

Perception and Use of ICTs in the Agricultural Extension of Trinidad

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which are being used to collect and transmit data through technological devices like mobile phones, are deemed effective solutions to the said challenges proven to serve farmers in the Caribbean effectively (Ganpat et al., 2010; McNamara, 2017).

Utilization of Mobile Phones for Fruit Marketing in Vietnam

Even with the agreement that ICTs are beneficial, there is a lack of study on their adoption by Vietnamese farmers in agricultural marketing (VietNamNews, 2017). The study of Hoang (2020) aims to fill this gap, explicitly finding out the determinants of Vietnamese farmers adopting ICTs for fruit marketing.

Gender Gap in Climate Information Services of Ghana

Partey et al. (2020) conducted a study in Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) climate-smart village research for development site (CSV 4RD) in the Lawra-Jirapa Districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana.

ICTs support agricultural productivity in India

Amidst declining natural resources for production and the need to enhance livelihoods of those who depend on agriculture, India ventured on maximizing the potent of information communication technologies (ICTs) to address challenges in the agriculture sector.  Bhalekar, Ingle, and Pathak (2015) studied some ICT projects on agriculture for rural development in India. Three of these projects focused on promoting agricultural development. Lessons from these studies indicate that ICTs can build up

Evaluating the evidence base of RCS

With the aim of increasing the body of literature on Rural Communication Services (RCS), a group of leading universities in the field of rural communication has partnered with FAO under the umbrella of the Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM). The academics involved – from the University of Guelph, University of Reading, Wageningen University, University of the Philippines Los Baños, and the University of Queensland – have

Communication challenges in delivery and adoption of Saline Tolerant Rice Variety in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, despite inadequacies in resources, the rural communication services (RCS)1 provided by the government agricultural extension office remain the most accessed and trusted sources of information on saline tolerant rice variety (STRV) among farmers in Amtali, Barguna district, Barisal. Public extension occupies a central position in the communication network of farmers. These are among the major findings of a doctoral dissertation in development communication conducted by Mohummad Kamrul Hassan at the University of the Philippines Los