Are ICTs a new revolution in rural areas?

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are recognised as offering new avenues for sustainable development and livelihoods improvement. The international development community has launched a number of initiatives on ICTs in recent years while addressing the so called ''digital divide'' between the developed and the developing world - yet the digital gap is steadily closing through the deployment of traditional and new media such as radio, mobile phones and internet. 

Koda A. Traoré
ICT programme Coordinator CTA - Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation - Wageningen, The Netherlands
Traore(at)cta.int