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  1. ICT-enabled Agricultural Science for DevelopmentScenarios, Opportunities, Issuesby<Balaji, ICRISAT> ICTs transforming agricultural science, research & technology generation Science Forum Workshop Theme 3

  2. Scenario’s • Rise of the Small-holder Farmer to the Center Stage of International Agriculture • Known gaps in the Research-Extension-Farmer continuum, not fully addressed in Eco-Inno approaches • ICT’s: Whole new approaches in “end user innovation” emerging

  3. Opportunities • Very large scale content aggregation in agriculture • Collaboration and crowd-sourcing with Semantic Web • Gather the Tips: Farmers and producers can contribute data directly • Blend of sensornet and mobile networks • Wider use of map-like interfaces • Open Source WebGIS

  4. Issues • Disconnectbetween institutional agri expertise and ICT tools • Divergence of ICTA and ICT4D: champions not able to ingrain agricultural and farming aspects • Lack of adequate data volume to build “open services” blending non-PC with PC-centric approaches

  5. More Information • www.agropedia.net (Web 2 -3 bridging) • www.aaqua.org (Web-mobile-voice) • www.akmindia.net (Open Source GIS) • www.vasat.org • V.Balaji@cgiar.org