WorldAgInfo Project Final Report

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The 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems or "WorldAgInfo" Project was an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University from May to December 2007. The WorldAgInfo Design Team was charged by the Gates Foundation with exploring the landscape of agricultural education and information systems in Asia and Africa, and what role new collaborative information technologies might play in positively transforming those.

The final report for the World Ag Info Project is available here in its entirety (337 pages), as well as by individual chapter

Additional materials and an archive of the project web site can be found on the Internet Archive here.

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    Building Pathways out of Rural Poverty through Investments in Agricultural Information Systems (WorldAgInfo Final Report, complete)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    This report summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students. The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems, pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Section 7: Literature Reviews (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    The WorldAgInfo Project final report, which this document is a part of, summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia (listed here, and provided in full in the First KM Reviews collection); and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students. The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems, pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Front Material (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    The WorldAgInfo Project final report, which this document outlines, summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students. The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems, pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Section 6: Smallholder Surveys (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    The WorldAgInfo Project final report, which this document is a part of, summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students (documented here). The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems, pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Section 5: Site Visit Reports (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    The WorldAgInfo Project final report, which this document is a part of, summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students (documented here). The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems, pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Section 4: Ideas for Other Potential Support Initiatives (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    The WorldAgInfo Project final report, which this document is a part of, summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students. The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems (including those listed here), pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Section 2: Pathways out of Rural Poverty: Proposed Information Projects Generated by the Workshop in Livingstone, Zambia (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    This report summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students. The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems (including proposed information projects described in this section), pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Section 3: Knowledge Systems: Outcome of the Workshop at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    The WorldAgInfo Project final report, which this document is a part of, summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York (described in this section), and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students. The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems, pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.
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    Section 1: WorldAgInfo: 21st Century Agriculture Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo Final Report)
    Allen, Dwight W.; Ochs, Mary A.; Boettiger, Sara; Chimwaza, Gracian; Eicher, Carl K.; Maredia, Karim M.; O'Shea, Patrick M.; Raimond, Rex; Terrill, Thane; Veeraraghavan, Rajesh (World Ag Info Project, 2008-02)
    The WorldAgInfo Project final report, which this document is a part of, summarizes the results of activities undertaken as part of the 21st Century Agricultural Education and Information Systems Project (WorldAgInfo), May to December 2007, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Project activities (summarized and contextualized in this section) included consultations with staff of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; site visits to South Asia and Africa by members of the project's Design Team; two international workshops convened in Ithaca, New York, and Livingstone, Zambia, to bring together policy makers, scholars, instructional technology and curriculum specialists, and private sector representatives; literature reviews on topics relevant to smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia; and smallholder interviews conducted on site in India, Sri Lanka, Mali and Zambia by agriculture undergraduate and graduate students. The report offers a wealth of ideas for innovations in agricultural education and information systems, pulling together the creative thinking of the many people who participated in the project, which included members from the fields of agriculture, information technology, and education.