ICT2Scale demonstrates the vital importance of ICT tools for dryland farmers
To fill gaps in essential data informing decisions at the farm level, the ICT2Scale project, launched in Tunisia in 2019, introduced Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services to family farmers.
The project wrapped up this month, but its legacy will live on. In just over two years, ICT2Scale has significantly strengthened access to vital e-learning courses and mobile phone knowledge services, facilitating the production, knowledge generation, sharing, and documentation of data, and supporting farmers’ uptake of agricultural innovations.
Dr. Boubaker Dhehibi, the ICARDA Agricultural Economist who co-leads ICT2Scale, explains that ICT provides much-needed tools for vulnerable rural populations.