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Adopting ICT in agriculture, education and development of the rural space

Adopting ICT in agriculture, education and development of the rural space
Researchers
Dr. Ehud Gelb

This study deals with the cultivation and optimization of innovation in agriculture, using ICT as a means to design agricultural education for a variety of ages and the development of the rural  sector. These are of strategic importance to Israel.  The recommendations and conclusions derived from the study were incorporated in the report by the Samuel Neaman Institute whose objective was to empower classic industries. The report was presented in 2012 to the Ministry of Agriculture and regional rural organizations.

The project included a public domain e-book titled "ICT in Agriculture: Perspectives of Technological Innovation". It was co-sponsored by EFITA, the Agricultural Economics Research Center of the Hebrew University and the Samuel Neaman Institute. The book can be downloaded here. It includes recommendations for the initiation and development of ICT in agriculture, including public funding recommendations to encourage the adoption of ICT in training and agricultural research.

In addition this year the book was referenced to an instruction book published by the World Bank : ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook. The book can be accessed here.

It is also included as background reference of the Open University of the UNESCO.