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Agropedia workshop

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agropedia is a comprehensive, seamlessly integrated model of digital content organization in the agricultural domain.  It aims to bring together a community of practice through an ICT mediated knowledge creating and organising platform with an effort to leverage the existing agricultural extension system.


There are three groups of agencies/institutions on this project with different roles & responsibilities.

ICT Resource Institutions:

IIT Kanpur (agropedia platform); IIT Bombay; IIITM Kerala (multi-modal delivery); NAARM

Agricultural Information and Learning Resources:

G B Pant University for Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand; University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad with two KVK's in Maharashtra through the IIT Bombay network.

ICT4D Interface Partners:

ICRISAT, with its VASAT project in India and the NAARM will provide the facilitation support for agricultural research scientists and educators and the ICT4D actors. ICRISAT is the consortium leader, which has overall responsibilities for the outputs and deliverables. ICRISAT is uniquely positioned because of its long- standing formal and working relationship with nearly all the partners. Its strength in IT innovations for human development has been described in the IEEE Spectrum (Feb 2004). Its long standing partnership with the FAO (especially in AGROVOC work), and its position as the hosting centre of many CGIAR activities in India, add further strength in implementing this project in a consortium mode. 

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