Diversifying diets and information sources
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Ndiaye, Oumy Khairy. 2005. Diversifying diets and information sources. Rural Radio Resource Pack 05/1. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA.
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Oumy Ndiaye of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), talks about how the internet could be used to serve rural people, and nutritional information needed in her home country, Senegal.
Cue: The internet. For those living in towns and cities across Africa, going online is a way to access information on nearly any subject - even if costs for internet use are high, and computer connections frustratingly slow at times. But what about those living in rural areas, in places where there may be no electricity supply, let alone a computer facility? Can they benefit from the internet? Oumy Ndiaye believes the answer is ?yes?. She works for the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, known as CTA, an organisation that is working to improve communication on agriculture and rural development across sub-Saharan Africa. And she believes strongly that improving the spread of information between farmers, policy-makers, donors and other development bodies is essential if the food and nutrition situation in Africa is to be improved. She explained to Eric Kadenge some of the ways that this might be done, and the kind of information that she believes is needed by rural communities in her home country, Senegal. IN: ?We have the radio for instance ? OUT: ? communication can make a significant difference.? DUR?N 2?47?