RAP Publication 2004/03

INFORMATION SERVICES IN RURAL CHINA FIELD SURVEYS AND FINDINGS

Zhong Yongling

Edited by Michael Riggs, Malcolm Hazelman, Li Weike

INFORMATION CENTRE, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

 

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2004

 
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© FAO 2004

ISBN 974-7946-52-1

Photo credits: Zhang Kuilin

For copies write to:

Michael Riggs, Information Management Specialist
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200 THAILAND
Tel: +66 2697 4000
Fax: +66 2697 4445
E-mail: michael.riggs@fao.org
or
Malcolm Hazelman, Senior Extension Education and Communication Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200 THAILAND
Tel: +66 2697 4000
Fax: +66 2697 4445
E-mail: malcolm.hazelman@fao.org



Table of Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background
1.2 Objectives of the study
1.3 Methodology

2. FINDINGS

2.1 Overview of the sample areas
2.2 Models of rural information service provision
2.3 Differences between the three models
2.4 Similarities between the models

3. IMPACT OF RURAL INFORMATION SERVICES

4. CONSTRAINTS

4.1 Demand for information
4.2 Information supply

5. KEY ISSUES AND CONCLUSIONS

5.1 Policy support
5.2 Service delivery
5.3 Information service content