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).

Unraveling C4D trends in Europe

(Written by Dr. Cleofe S. Torres)So how does C4D as practiced in Europe look like? Dr. Sarah Cardey, associate professor and Director of the Graduate Institute for International Development, Agriculture and Economics at University of Reading in UK, gave an interesting talk on the topic. Cardey tackled the question by focusing on four areas of discussion: EU and its rural development policy, cases of ICTs in rural development, issues, and the

FCCM report: Rural Communication Services for Family Farming

The Final Report of the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) is now available under the title: Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and Perspectives. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), the Forum was convened from 23-24 October 2014 in the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Online mapping: ICTs and RCS for small-scale family farmers in the NENA region

On July 22nd, KariaNet network in collaboration with FAO Regional Initiative on Small-Scale Family Farming and the Communication for Development team launched an online survey and discussion on ICT applications and rural communication for family farming, involving specialists and practitioners from the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region. The online discussion is hosted on KariaNet’s Google Group, with two sets of questions being posed to participants. 1. The first group of questions is focused on

Social Media for Development Workshop

It is undeniable that social media has become a powerful ComDev tool, able to reach and engage people in development initiatives. In agriculture, for example, social media has helped to increase farmers’ access to timely and relevant information and marketing advice. It has also helped improve the delivery of public services by facilitating two-way communication between government and citizens. The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication

Communication and Social Change Awards 2014: call for nominations

The Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) is looking for outstanding and innovative individuals and organizations that use communication and ICT in communities create meaningful change and facilitate social, economic and technological development, to nominate for the 2013 Communications and Social Change Awards. The award is an initiative of the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) at the School of Journalism and Communication, within The University of Queensland,


The International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) will be held on December 1-14, 2012 Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICTer is the successor to the seminal International Information Technology Conference (IITC) held in Sri Lanka since 1998. It provides a platform where research done in ICT is presented by both local and foreign Computer Scientists and IT Professionals. In order to get wider international participation and to promote


The 2012 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT  will be held on November 28-29, 2012, at the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in Lisbon, Portugal.This event is designed for anyone with an interest in Euro-African collaborative project on ICT. The event is organised by the EuroAfrica-P8 EU/FP7 funded project in the framework of the EuroAfrica-ICT Initiative and with the support of the National Science Foundation (FCT) of Portugal. This major event is the