30 October 2009

Promising opportunities for agricultural information specialists

At the 15th RIBDA conference in Peru, Peter Ballantyne reflected on some promising opportunities for information and communication specialists working in agriculture.

These include: working with farmer knowledge, using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enable agricultural development activities, ensuring that public investments result in public goods whose benefits can travel, making agricultural content open and accessible, using the power of the ‘social’ web, and transforming the roles of library and information centers. .

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