18 October 2012. The World Bank, in collaboration with the e-Agriculture community and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), held in September a two week online forum.
The potential of ICT to support the access to and exchange of information for smallholder farmers is clear. A rich discussion centred on examples of current pilots and processes expected to bring beneficial results. It must be noted, however, that there continues to be a challenge in finding examples that have moved beyond the pilot stage, reaching scale in a sustainable manner.