This issue of ICT Update is completely devoted to the ICT4Ag conference being held between 48 November 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference hopes to be a milestone in promoting the application of ICTs in the agricultural sector with particular emphasis on inclusive value chains, enabling policies and advancing innovation. The organisers of the ICT4Ag conference have designed the event to be highly interactive.
It kicks off on Monday 4 November with a Plug & Play day, which will showcase the latest technological innovations in the field of ICTs for agriculture. Participants will be given the opportunity to try out the latest mobile applications, Web 2.0 and social media tools, and discover how they can make these tools work for them in their agricultural activities.Here you will find a selection from that day's demonstrations.
The main conference will take place from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 November. The presentations are divided into three streams:
- Stream 1: Emerging innovations in ICTs supporting agricultural rural development;
- Stream 2: Capacity strengthening and stakeholder empowerment for improved livelihood and engagement in ARD and related agricultural processes; and
- Stream 3: Enabling environments for the agricultural sector to maximise the benefits from ICTs.