Modern ICT for Agricultural Development and Risk Management in Smallholder Agriculture in India

Title: Modern ICT for Agricultural Development and Risk Management in Smallholder Agriculture in India
Author: Surabhi Mittal
ISBN: 978-607-95844-2-9
Publisher: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Date (published): 20/04/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: working paper
Language: English
On-line access: yes (html)
Abstract: The overall goal or expected outcome of this research is to see the potential of modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve yields and income, and to disseminate knowledge to farmers to help them manage risk in an informed manner.

Liberation Technology: Three Studies Examine the Impact of Social Media on Popular Uprisings

Title: Liberation Technology: Three Studies Examine the Impact of Social Media on Popular Uprisings
Author: Lisa Goldman
Source: Techpresident
Date (published): 17/07/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language:English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Recommendation of three case studies about social media and popular uprisings.

Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections

Title: Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections
Authors: Lee Rainie, Susannah Fox
Publisher: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Date (published): 07/05/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This research report contains a lof ot useful data and based on a nationally representative survey by the Pew Internet Project conducted between March 15 and April 3, 2012 among 2,254 adults age 18 and older.

6 Simple Guidelines for ICT4D Project Success

Title: 6 Simple Guidelines for ICT4D Project Success
Author: Ajay Kumar
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date (published): 15/06/2012
Date (accessed): 14/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language:English
On-line access: yes
Abstract:Six thought or step before starting an ICT4D project.

Texas Publishes New Strategic IT Plan

Title: Texas Publishes New Strategic IT Plan
Author: Matt Williams
Source: Government Technology
Date (published): 09/07/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Texas Department of Information Resources and state CTO Karen Robinson released the state’s new strategic IT plan.

SFCG: Computer Game Teaches Conflict Resolution Skills to Rwandan Children

Title: SFCG: Computer Game Teaches Conflict Resolution Skills to Rwandan Children
Posted by: Rex Brynen
Source: PAXsims
Date (published): 18/08/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract:The aim of project is to develop a computer game that helps primary school students learn about the causes conflict and ways to deal with it.

Young Peruvians Use Social Media to Promote Agro-Ecological Production

Title: Young Peruvians Use Social Media to Promote Agro-Ecological Production
Authors: Bénédicte Marcilly
Source: IICD
Date (published): 16/08/2012
Date (accessed): 16/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language:English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: "A group of young people from the National Association of Ecological Producers in Peru (ANPE PERÚ), promote organic farming and an ecological approach towards agriculture, with the use of Information and Communication Technology tools such as social media."

Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile. Conference Edition

Title: Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile. Conference Edition
Pages: 244 pp.
Publisher: The World Bank
Date (accessed): 15/08/2012
Type of information: book
Language: English
On-line access: yes (pdf)
Abstract:
This report analyzes the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones, focusing on their use in agriculture, health and financial services, as well as their impact on employment and government. It also explores the consequences for development of the emerging “app economy”, summarizing current thinking and seeking to inform the debate on the use of mobile phones for development. It’s no longer about the phone itself, but about how it is used, and the content and applications that mobile phones open.

ICT for Greater Development Impact World Bank Group Strategy for Information and Communication Technology

Title: ICT for Greater Development Impact World Bank Group Strategy for Information and Communication Technology
Pages: 66 pp.
Publisher: The World Bank Group
Date (published): 15/05/2012
Date (accessed): 17/08/2012
Type of information: sector strategy
Language: English
On-line access: yes (pdf)
Abstract:"The World Bank Group’s new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy aims at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services, drive innovations and productivity gains, and improve competitiveness. The strategy reflects rapid changes in the ICT sector over the last decade, including a dramatic increase in use of mobile phones and the Internet, plunging prices of computing and mobile internet devices, and the increasing prevalence of social media."

Using Social Media in Local Government: 2011 Survey Report

Title: Using Social Media in Local Government: 2011 Survey Report
Author: Karen Purser
Pages: 34 pp.
Publisher: The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
Date (published): 27/05/2012
Date (accessed): 17/08/2012
Type of information: survey report
Language: English
On-line access: yes (pdf)
Abstract: "This survey was designed to capture the views, experiences and perceptions of local government leaders about the contribution that social media is making, and has the potential to make, in communicating with residents, ratepayers and other stakeholders, and in improving the planning, organisation, and delivery of Local Government services."

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