ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for our forthcoming issue on Crowdsourcing. The editors would like to hear from anyone working on agricultural or rural development projects that have experience with crowdsourcing (positive and negative) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries by using ICTs (mobile phones, computers, GIS, email, internet, radio, TV, etc).
Crowdsourcing allows for mass citizen feedback to collect information that could be difficult to collect in other ways. If you are involved in agricultural projects that made use of crowdsourcing please get in touch with brief details on the technology you use, how farmers are involved, and how it contributes to the rural development in ACP countries. We can then send an article outline and list of questions to cover in the article, or organise a time for a telephone interview.
Also, if you know interesting papers, reports, or recent news items that mention the use of crowdsourcing, please let the editors know. We want to distinguish new trends, want to know what technology is used, what are the lessons learned and how it can contribute to agricultural development in rural areas in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
The editors also greatly appreciate the responses to previous calls for articles, and hope contributors will continue to support our efforts in forthcoming issues.
ICT Update is a bimonthly printed bulletin, web magazine, and accompanying e-mail newsletter focusing on the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. It is published in English and French, by CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) in Wageningen in the Netherlands.
Editor ICT Update
2312 AV Leiden
Tel: +31 (0)71 514 1166
Sr. Programme Coordinator,
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
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