Information and communication management strategy development: A toolkit for agricultural and rural development organisations. (i) Faciltators’ Manual and (ii) User's Guide
The Guide and Manual have been developed to meet a need expressed by agriculture and rural development organisations in African, Pacific and Caribbean (ACP) countries highlighted in a needs assessment studies conducted from 2003-2012 by CTA. They primarily aim to meet the need for building information and communication management (ICM) strategy development skills of agriculture and rural development organisations in ACP countries. These organisations range from small NGOs to medium-sized organisations, to large government departments or research institutes. The suggestions the publications contains can be adapted to local conditions. Within these organisations, the primary target audiences of the guide are information and communication professionals (information, communication, ICT, archives) and others involved in, or entrusted with the responsibility for, managing the information and communication activities of their organisations.
Knowledge and Innovation for Agricultural Development
IFPRI, March 2009
Improving the livelihoods of the rural poor requires combining indigenous knowledge and local innovation with formal agricultural research and development and support from governments and other institutions. This brief outlines how formal and informal knowledge and innovation can be linked to accelerate sustainable agricultural development. It identifies such necessary steps as scaling up investments in agricultural science, technology, research, extension, and training - and in ways that will spread advances in knowledge and innovation as widely as possible.