Information and communication technologies

International Year of Family Farming

How is Information and communication technology transforming family farmers lives?

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in general facilitate access to timely and accurate information for improved agricultural production. Access to information is crucial in family farming, which is known to be heterogeneous, primarily family-based labour, production of highly diversified products,  and limited access to productive resources.

 

Stories from the ground

Mobile at last : Caribbean connections – marketing via mobile phone

Mobile at last : Caribbean connections – marketing via mobile phone

In the small village of Massey and Lauders, situated on the windward side of the island of St. Vincent, farmer Audrey Walters-Butler sends a text message to the Eastern Caribbean Trading and Agriculture Development Organization (ECTAD) to fulfil an order for dasheen and tannia, as requested by a buyer from the UK.

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Profitable family farming: the way forward

2014 has been celebrated as the International Year of Family Farming, demonstrating the growing recognition among the international community of the need to reposition family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies.

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M. Benjamin Addom
Programme Coordinator – ICT4D
Tel: +31 (0) 317 467109 (direct) | Fax: +31 (0) 317 460067 | addom@cta.int

M. Ken Lohento
Programme Coordinator – ICT4D
Tel: +31 (0) 317 467102 (direct) | Fax: +31 (0) 317 460067 | lohento@cta.int