Full Name (abbr.): Information and Communication Management Strategy Development for Agricultural and Rural Development Organisations
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Objective of the initiative

In support of #SDG4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all, considering #SDT09c - significantly increase access to ICT and strive to provide universal & affordable access to internet in LDCs.

Support and provide resources and tools for persons who recognise the importance of and the need for the development of an information and communication management strategy for their organisation active in agriculture and rural development.

Possible or Committed Parties to this Initiative

Portal provider: CTA (in Actor Atlas: CTA)
Collaborating Agencies:

  • SPC: Secretariat of the Pacific Community
  • FAO
  • RUFORUM: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 29 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
  • CSIR-INSTI: The Institute for Scientific and Technological Information at the Ghanese Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.


Since 2003, CTA has been conducting needs assessment studies, workshops and priority-setting activities across the Africa, Pacific and Caribbean regions involving hundreds of senior policy makers, planners and decision-makers from a wide cross-section of agricultural and rural development institutions. These activities have revealed deficiencies in the area of information sharing and dissemination at the planning level within institutions, making it difficult for institutions to effectively monitor, evaluate and learn lessons for the future.

The lack of proper ICM strategies and plans is a fundamental concern and is viewed as one of the main reasons for the lack of appropriate human and other resources, and the poor formulation and implementation of ICM activities, impacting negatively on resource allocation and utilisation, for the ultimate benefit of researchers and farmers alike. (Further details from Project Background)

The project website provides several interesting documents:

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