ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Ethiopia / Extension / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVES

E-readers narrow the information gap in Ethiopian agriculture

This blog post was originally published on the Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog

In Ethiopia, access to internet is limited in most areas outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city.  So when you see a number of agricultural extension workers in the sprawling mountains and fields of rural Ethiopia holding e-readers, they may seem slightly out of place.

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project, in an effort to both build the capacity of extension workers and connect them with relevant, easily accessible information has called upon piloting of ICTs, in this case e-readers, whereby easier access to information and knowledge can be accessed.

Read more  on the agriculture and ecosystems blog 

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