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Strengthening Rural Livelihoods eBook

Edited By David Grimshaw,Shalini Kala
ISBN: 9781780447223
This book provides significant new insights into how to overcome the challenges of mainstreaming ICTs into rural livelihoods and more effectively measuring its effects. It will appeal to academics, civil society organizations, practitioners and students who are interested in what works and what doesn’t work when applying ICTs to rural livelihoods.

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  • Synopsis
    Enthusiasm amongst international development agencies about harnessing the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for development has generated questionning of the impact and sustainability of such interventions. By presenting the findings of research specifically designed to measure impact on livelihoods, Strengthening Rural Livelihoods offers new evidence for the development benefits of ICTs. The book asks if ICTs enabled farmers to sell beyond local markets and at better prices, and whether there have been social gains in linking geographically disparate households and social networks. The authors have provided significant new insights into how to overcome the challenges of mainstreaming ICTs into rural livelihoods and more effectively measuring its effects. This book will appeal to academics, civil society organizations, practitioners and students who are interested in what works and what doesn’t work when applying ICTs to rural livelihoods.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (About the Editors, Foreword - Kevin Cleaver, Preface - Laurent Elder, Acknowledgements)
    1. Beyond technology: making information work for livelihoods
    David J. Grimshaw
    2. Price transparency in agricultural produce markets: Sri Lanka
    Sriganesh Lokanathan, Harsha de Silva and Iran Fernando
    3. A crop nutrient management decision support system: India
    Daniel Anand Raj, A. V. Poo, Murugesan, Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya,S. Olaganathan and K. Sasikumar
    4. LifeLines: livelihood solutions through mobile technology in India
    S. M. Haider Rizvi
    5. Connecting to work: non-agricultural livelihood opportunities for rural wage labour in Sri Lanka
    Amila Balasuriya and Nilakshi De Silva
    6. Impact assessment of the e-AGRIKultura project: Philippines
    Erniel B. Barrios, Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan and John Carlo P. Daquis
    7. Evaluation of a rural information project in Ningxia, China
    Nie Fengying, Zhang Li, Bi Jieying, Liu Fujiang and Tian Xiaochao
    8. Beyond projects: making sense of the evidence
    Jayantha Gunasekera and Ramona Miranda
    Back Matter (Index)
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    Editor David Grimshaw,Shalini Kala
    Number of Pages 176
    Format eBook
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