Knowledge and information are essential for people to successfully respond to the opportunities and challenges of social, economic and technological changes. But to be useful, knowledge and information must be effectively communicated to people.

This CD-ROM contains publications from the FAO Communication for Development Group. It covers a wide range of searchable topics related to communication for development in many countries. As a compiled source of knowledge and experience, this CD-ROM can be a useful tool of communication itself. It can help policy makers, planners, educators, extension workers and others effectively use communication to inform and educate people about new ideas and technical innovations in agriculture as well as how to take action and direct their own courses of change.

For further information, contact:

Senior Officer
Communication for Development Group, SDRE
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome Italy

Facsimile: +39 06 5705 5731

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