12 March 2006

Overcoming rural infrastructure barriers in Burkina Faso

The February 2006 issue of i4donline has an article by Francois Laureys of IICD in which he describes some projects in Burkina Faso in which ICTs are being used to advance rural livelihoods.

In one project, the Fédération Provinciale des Producteurs Agricoles de la Sissili, extension workers take digital pictures of crop problems and send them to researchers for advice and guidance. In another, ICTs are being being used by local communities to document, illustrate and promote more hygienic ways of using water. In a third case, the Institut Africain de Bio-Economie Rurale is using ICTs to broadcast and disseminate market price information via the combined use of television shows and the web.




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