Metastructure for Agricultural Research and Development Projects
World Ag Info Project Design Team
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 information needs. This overarching framework – or “metastructure” – would ensure ways to 1) make transparent the relationships between projects, 2) extract and share information and learning that could benefit multiple projects, and 3) coordinate activities that would create efficiencies and/or enhance the impact of projects.
WorldAgInfo Project Solution Scenario 1: Policy Issues. Based on the deliberations of participant groups in Workshop 1, the WorldAgInfo Design Team drafted a problems and solutions summary document (available within Section Three of the Final Report). This is one of several potential solution scenarios to emerge through that process. These were in turn used to inform proposed information projects generated by Workshop 2 participants in Livingstone, Zambia (available within Section Two of the Final Report).
World Ag Info Project
Information Systems; Agriculture; ICT; Agricultural Development; International Development; Agricultural Education