Learning Centre
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 12:31

LRD-ICE is currently working on a project that will look into improving the accessibility, quality and relevance of extension services available to small farmers by establishing a learning advice centre – a Learning Centre (LC) – capable of supplementing the current level service.

The idea of the Learning centre is to operate a multilingual inbound call, text-in and e-mail service designed to provide prompt assistance to enquiries. Current telephone and internet and print advisory services will be supplemented by the production of digital and SMS-text multi-lingual production, post-production and pest management information. The learning centre will establish the use of ICT tools such as web 2.0 tools to disseminate information.

The project will also train existing extension officers and communication staff of agricultural ministries in the Pacific to effectively operate and manage the learning centre.

The learning centre would also work closely with the Regional Media Centre at SPC to generate additional radio and print media content related to agricultural market trends and opportunities.