World Ag Info Project
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.
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 materials provided here represent a portion of those outputs. 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) (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 ...
(World Ag Info Project, 2007)The international dimensions of water problems magnify the complexity of the water problem: increased use of water from the Blue Nile in Ethiopia creates shortfalls for farmers in the Sudan and Egypt and poor farming ...
Market and Technology Led Curriculum Enhancement at Agricultural Education Institutions in Africa and South Asia (World Ag Info Project, 2007)Fund partnerships between selected US and overseas universities to support the transformation of existing undergraduate curriculum in Africa and S. Asia through 1) the development of a series of curricular modules to address ...
(World Ag Info Project, 2007)This project has four interconnected components: the first is helping universities and consortia of universities in Africa and South Asia prepare a landscape analysis of the magnitude and country-specific challenges and ...
(World Ag Info Project, 2007)In many agricultural universities and colleges in the developing world, students do not have adequate access to textbooks for their courses, and often have to wait in long lines at library reserve desks to borrow the few ...