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    • Establishing reliable high speed Internet access at agricultural universities in Africa: the Ubuntu-Net model 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Inadequate access to Internet bandwidth prevents universities and technical training institutions from gaining access to existing high quality online content. Many universities and training ...
    • Expanding African Access to Global Scientific Literature in Agriculture, Environment and Health 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      Since 1999, several free or low-cost electronic scientific journal delivery programs have been implemented to close the serious information gap in food, agriculture, health and medicine. They make available to teaching and ...
    • First Kilometer Incentives: A Review of the Literature 

      O’Shea, Patrick (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      The purpose of this document is to review the literature concerning the incentives that are used to bridge the “First Kilometer.” The term “Last Mile” is often used to indicate the gap between the rural farmers and all of ...
    • Five Skill Sets to Develop the Capacity of Women Farmers to Demand and Use Extension Information 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Women smallholders in developing countries produce an estimated 70 percent of food from semi-subsistence farms, own 1% of land and receive 5-7 percent of extension services. Including women as a ...
    • Fostering Broader Use of Participatory Research 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Promote the increased use of participatory research among a wide range of research organizations (NARS, South Asian and African universities, CGIAR Centres). Standardize the methodologies and the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Generating Market-Based Systems for Integrated Soil Fertility Management 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Small farmers in Africa will have to use more commercial fertilizer if they are to increase their production and incomes. One hypothesis holds that the demand for fertilizer by these small, ...
    • Integrated Farmer-Research-Extension Systems for R&D Relevant to Small Farmers 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007-10)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Traditional top-down information delivery methods typically bypass poor women farmers in Africa who require novel approaches to extension if the are to engage successfully with markets and benefit ...
    • Integrated Pest Management Resources 

      Maredia, Karim; Baributsa, Dieudonne (World Ag Info Project, 2008-01)
    • Literature Review: Community Knowledge Workers and Village-based Knowledge Systems 

      Maredia, Karim (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      With the emergence of the ‘new agriculture’ and the availability and rapid uptake of information and communication technology (ICT) tools, governments are refocusing development resources in rural areas. Excellent recent ...
    • Major Agricultural Information Initiatives: With Emphasis on Developing Country Services 

      Hutchinson, Barbara (World Ag Info Project, 2007-09-26)
      The purpose of this background paper on major agricultural information systems is not only to provide an overview of the wide variety of online agriculture-related content delivery services, but an understanding of the ...
    • Market and Technology Led Curriculum Enhancement at Agricultural Education Institutions in Africa and South Asia 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (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 ...
    • Metastructure for Agricultural Research and Development Projects 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007-11-01)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Create an overarching framework for strategic decision-making regarding the relationship between research, experimentation and development projects on technology and social solutions to smallholder ...
    • Off the Grid but in the Know: Advancement through Interactive Radio 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Many rural communities in Africa still do not have reliable cellular or electrical service, thus members of these communities cannot meaningfully use Information and Communication Technologies ...
    • Preparing Universities in Africa and Asia for the New Agriculture 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (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 ...
    • Radio Education: A Review of the Literature 

      O’Shea, Patrick; Richmond, Simon (World Ag Info Project, 2007)
    • Report on the WorldAgInfo Visit to Africa (Mali and Zambia) 

      O’Shea, Patrick; Terrill, Thane (World Ag Info Project, 2007-08)
      This report is designed to explore the major themes and issues that arose during the site visits to Mali and Zambia in August of 2007. This paper is broken into three sections, the first two being descriptions of the major ...
    • Report on the WorldAgInfo Visit to South Asia (India and Sri Lanka) 

      Maredia, Karim; Eicher, Carl; Allen, Dwight; Ochs, Mary; Terrill, Thane; Weebadde, Cholani (World Ag Info Project, 2007-06)
      Cornell University, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, hosted a Design Team charged with assessing agriculture information, education and knowledge systems in South Asia and Africa in order to provide ...
    • Scaling Up the Farmer Field School Extension Model 

      World Ag Info Project Design Team (World Ag Info Project, 2007-10-24)
      Solution Scenario Concept: Agricultural extension is back on the development agenda and two recent literature reviews on extension have agreed that the performance of the Farmer Field School Model is the central “extension ...
    • 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 ...