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1 APPLICATION OF ICTs IN ACCESSING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TO THE RURAL WOMEN OF KYANGATTO IN NAKASEKE DISTRICT by Sarah Kaddu Coordinator Presented at the EIFL Kampala Meeting August 2012

2 Introduction A grant of USD 15,000 was approved to implement the project: Application of ICTs in accessing agricultural information to the RW of Kyangatto, Nakaseke District. Project duration: 1 year April March 2013

3 Aim of the project To provide basic information and computer literacy skills to enable utilisation of agricultural information by rural women of Kyangatto, Nakaseke district.

4 Project objectives Sensitize 50 rural women and their spouses about the importance of using the ICTs services Offer refresher courses to the rural women in information storage and retrieval.

5 Project objectives contd… Teach computer and information literacy skills- basics i.e ICTs in word processing, storage and retrieval of information - the agriculture web portal Teach Information literacy skills – to help women farmers know their information needs and where and how to satisfy them and document these information needs

6 Project objectives contd… To produce basic information resources in local/vernacular languages – translations, posters, pamphlets, etc Use of ICTs machines – mobile phones, radio, among others for agricultural information access and retrieval to be able to meet their information needs

7 Project objectives contd… Teach social networking tools using Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies – women group activities To train them in reference and information services – question and answer sessions to satisfy the rural womens information needs.

8 Progress made

9 Activities undertaken Identification of 50 women farmers Identification of the women & community leaders Purchase of computers Training of 50 women & sensitisation of their spouses 23 rd – 27 th July 2012

10 Image 1: Training session

11 Image 2: Training session

12 Image 3: Training session

13 Training manual developed Introduction to the popular ICTs- computers, mobile phones etc Introduction to the Internet & the WWW What the Internet and mobile phone can do to the farmer Introduction to the s Introduction to the web 2.0 technologies Introduction to the ms word & excel Introduction to mobile sms services using frontline software Activities undertaken contd…

14 Face book page created -a plat form for rural women in sharing agricultural information amongst themselves. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ / Data collection and data entry into the database Activities undertaken contd…

15 Face book page

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18 Challenges Language of communication Basic qualification- min requirement of S.4 was high Inadequate computers Accessibility to the Internet - first days Inadequate training time

19 Pending activities Approval of the Agricultural Web Portal Linking face book page to web portal –as a plat form for rural women in sharing agricultural information amongst themselves Posting women farmers experience Translation services by Agric Expert

20 Thank You


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