Last Friday (28th Aug 2009), I attended a lecture on (ICTs for improving Agriculture and Livelihood in the Rural areas, by Mr. Michael Riggs (Officer (Knowledge and Information Management) with the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)). Event was co-hosted by Center for Internet and society at Institute of Agricultural Technologists , Bangalore.
He explained how Information and Communication Technologies could be used in rural areas to share knowledge through mobile phones etc. How a community can help each other quickly using simple technologies by exchanging opinions, experiences, good practices and resources. He also explained how knowledge created through ICTs effectively shared and used worldwide through portals such as e-agriculture.org.
Here are some snaps from the event.
CIARD Material and E-agriculture.org material received at the event.
Michael Riggs Talking about Knowledge Flow
The lecture was very much informative. More than 80 people attended this event.
We (Sampada team) could give a glimpse of Krushi Sampada (http://krushi.sampada.net – Kannada e-agriculture portal by Sampada) to Mr. Riggs at the end of the talk. Hpn explained Riggs about the current activities of Krushi Sampada. We quoted this event during our Sunday’s Krushi Sampada meet-up held at CIS.
I tweeted live from the event through my twitter id (omshivaprakash) both in Kannada and English. Find them here.
People in rural areas are getting access to more information today through mobile phones… (@mongkolroek at #CIS event)
4:49 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
NGO’s and Private Organizations helping rural development through mobile telephony #e-agriculture #CIS-Event #ICT
4:38 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
QA session on ICTs for Improving Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods #CIS #ICT #agriculture #rural-development
4:37 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
http://twitpic.com/fk1ta – Micheal Riggs @ Institute of Agricultural Technologies, Bangalore #CIS #agriculture #rural-dev
4:35 AM Aug 28th from TwitPic
http://twitpic.com/fk1ov – Knowledge Sharing for Improving Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods #ICT #CIS
4:34 AM Aug 28th from TwitPic
http://twitpic.com/fk1na – Mobile telephony in Rural areas
4:33 AM Aug 28th from TwitPic
http://twitpic.com/fk1ja – Micheal Riggs on ICTs for Improving Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods
4:31 AM Aug 28th from TwitPic
ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಹಾಗೂ ದೂರಸಂಪರ್ಕ ಸಾಧನಗಳನ್ನು ಕೃಷಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿಗೆ ಬಳಸುವುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮೈಕೇಲ್ ರಿಗ್ಸ್ ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ… #ಕೃಷಿ #ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ
4:28 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) for Improving Agriculture and Rural benefits – more on e-agriculture.org #agriculture
4:23 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
Mobile telephone have been a “dream come true” for rural areas.Connectivity to the outside world..has been made easy. Mwesigwa Colis, Uganda
4:18 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
Mobile telephony in Rural Areas #agriculture #e-agriculture
4:17 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
The quickest way to get out of poverty right now is to have one mobile phone-Muhammad Yunus,Nobel Peace Prize winner Grameen-bank,Bangladesh
4:16 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
Mr. Michael Riggs talking on ICTs for Improving Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods @ Institute of Agricultural Technologies #Agriculture #CIS
4:11 AM Aug 28th from mbpidgin
ICTs for Improving Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods – @3:30 Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore #cis