Research & Extension

Tools to facilitate interaction/networking for agricultural innovations

Through the development of tools and methodologies the Research and Extension Unit promotes networking, knowledge sharing and interaction of multiple actors in agricultural innovation systems. It supports Member States in applying new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and participatory approaches to facilitate stakeholder dialogue, accessibility of information, and learning, for the development, sharing and adoption of practices and technologies.

Why is important?

Successful participation of small producers in agricultural innovation systems depends on their ability to access information, link to other actors, and access services, technologies and markets at local, national and global level. The application of ICT tools can enable rural advisory services and producers organizations to respond to the needs of small holders and facilitate their interaction with other actors of the agricultural innovation system at all levels.


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