Final Report: Expert Consultation on the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition ICT Extension Challenge
The ICT Extension Challenge was launched on October 30 at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) in Uruguay. It's goal is to address the issue of improving extension and information systems for smallholder farmers, farmer organizations and agribusinesses so that they can make informed and effective decisions about technology adoption, harnessing developments in ICT and technology and information platforms.
To advance the ICT Extension Challenge, USAID convened an expert consultation on October 11-12 in Washington, D.C. The participants of the expert consultation were invited from the community of thought leaders and practitioners related to innovative extension services in the public and private sectors.
This report presents the findings from that expert consultation.