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1 ICT for food security Agriprofocus Dr. Stijn van der Krogt Director Country Programmes Manager Connect 4 Change SEND

2 Connect 4 Change alliance Monitoring & evaluation, Burkna Faso Focus group meeting, Ecuador ICT for Economic Development ICT for Education ICT for Health

3 Where do we work? AfricaLatin America EthiopiaBolivia GhanaPeru Kenya Malawi Tanzania Uganda Zambia Burkina Faso Mali Monitoring & evaluation, Burkna Faso Focus group meeting, Ecuador

4 What is ICT? We define ICT for development as the appropriate and sustainable use of information, communication and supporting technologies to support development objectives of people, organisations and communities Information To be based on local needs and accessible in ways that people understand The target group needs to be generators of information Technologies include a wide range of off-line and on-line applications Communication Needs to build on and not replace traditional means of communication such as meetings, radio, television and fixed telephony We seek with partners appropriate and affordable combinations of traditional and new technologies for communication such as satellite, wireless and mobile telephony Camari, Ecuador SongTaaba Women, Burkina Faso

5 Food security Sustainable agricultural production Access to healthy food More efficient markets Improve business and entrepreneurship

6 Sustainable agriculture production? FEPASSI – Burkina AGRECOL – BoliviaFAUTAPO - Bolivia

7 Healthy food and Certification? OPPAZ - ZambiaAOPEB – Bolivia

8 More efficient markets? Connectivity solutions, Ghana Camari, Ecuador SongTaaba Women, Burkina Faso SEND - Ghana SIC Santa Cruz - Bolivia

9 Enhance business skills Connectivity solutions, Ghana Camari, Ecuador SongTaaba Women, Burkina Faso PEPS-C PEPS-C – GhanaChawama - Zambia

10 Is there impact? Self-learning & continuous approach 35,000 on-line questionnaires Focus group meetings Connectivity solutions, Ghana

11 Impact of ICT in agriculture Connectivity solutions, Ghana High satisfaction information services >80% Awareness 80% Empowerment 70% Economic impact 65%

12 Challenges Overall lack of affordable rural access Low service quality by providers Technology driven approaches Top-down approaches in many larger scale and public-private partnerships Universal access funds lack of resources for training and content development Lack of collaboration at community level Lack of local capacity

13 Recommendations Use combinations of ICT Use a participatory and integrated project design Foster ownership by user groups Ensure availability of relevant content Include continued capacity development Include learning and knowledge sharing mechanisms Ensure integration of ICTs at organisation level Built in processes to mainstreaming ICT at sector level


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