Climate smart technologies and practices meet ICT tools: experiences of including mobile-phone based tools in research

Abstract

This presentation describes project work that aimed to combine highly relevant CSA (climate-smart agriculture) research outputs with practical knowledge on the ground; use modern information and communication technology (ICT) to support the interaction between actors; and to accelerate the delivery of information from experts to implementers, and feedback from implementers to scientific experts. Key conclusions were that: technology is not a panacea for development; ICT mechanisms should be designed to respond to a clearly defined goal; technology selection have to be context specific (think about internet coverage in rural areas, technology literacy); and ICT tools can provide the unique value of effectiveness (lower costs), timeliness, directness, inclusiveness (two-way communications), and promote collaboration.

Citation

Eitzinger, A. Climate smart technologies and practices meet ICT tools: experiences of including mobile-phone based tools in research. Presented at Cali, Colombia, April, 2015. CIAT, Cali, Colombia (2015)

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