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Information for Impact 

The IPO "Information for Impact Series" shares practical materials to improve information access and technical knowledge. 

Improving Information Access 
Improving Technical Knowledge
Extension

Wordle Info Man

ICT in Extension 
 eAfghan Ag logo

e-Pak Ag

e-China Apple
Understanding Extension and the
use of 
information communication
technology in Extension 
Our "e-knowledge" efforts provide 
credible, 
relevant information to 
those 
helping farmers 

 

We work with others to create Innovative frameworks - "ASK ME" and identify key factors "TIGRS". While IPO works in a number of areas, a major focus relates to Extension and Information Communication Technology (ICT). To do this, we work with a range of partners identifying, packaging and implementing best practices in both extension (information Access) and in the use of ICT.

Practical useful tools are collated and delivered through our extension web site Link


IPO distills best practices to provide credible, relevant information to help those helping farmers in developing countries (e.g., e-Afghan Ag). We provide packaged value-added messages on both Agricultural content and delivery methodologies. In particular, we are becoming a widely recognized source to support the use of emerging tools (ICT) and how these can be blended with traditional extension approaches.  IPO develops and provides access to training materials and information to help the world's poor. See:

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       Knowledge Links    

Starting in 2011-12, IPO became an increasingly active partner with MEAS - the USAID project aimed at Modernizing Extension Advisory Systems. IPO

  1. Led a review of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in extension (On-going) (See Link)
    Extension flow
  2. Co-led with UIUC the development of a series of ICT in Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania) reports for USAID (2012-13) 
  3. Facilitated the USAID workshop in Washington on the use of ICT (2012) to better serve extension.
  4. Contributed a series of extension fact sheets for MEAS (See Link), drawing on its work published at its extension web site. Link Many of these materials are being translated by National Partners into Arabic and Bangla.
  5. Co-led the MEAS project (2012-13) helping partners in Bangladesh develop their ICT in Extension strategy.
 
MEAS

 

Where needed, locally relevant and local language versions of materials are developed - usually with and by in-country partners.

 More than ever, we need to provide information and knowledge to help poor people in developing countries. Our Knowledge resources provide practical credible extension materials produced and used by UC Davis and other institutions.

 "Knowledge is Power" ..... JF Kennedy