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EDUCATION FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES: IMPLICATIONS OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
GASPERINI LAVINIA
MCLEAN SCOTT
FAO, ROME, 2001
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper presented at the Global Junior Challenge (GJC) on December 2000 in Rome outlines the parameters of the digital divide, addresses the relation among education and such divide, as well as the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education in "developing countries", and describes some FAO activities aiming at bridging this divide and making education for agriculture and rural development available on a more equitable basis. The "digital divide" refers to inequitable access to ICTs both between wealthy and poor countries, and, within all countries, between relatively privileged and underprivileged social groups. The digital divide threatens to further marginalise vulnerable and underprivileged groups, including the rural poor, a specific target of FAO mandate.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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