Dr. Chowdhury Joined the Editorial Advisory Board, Media Asia

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development is pleased to announce that Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury joined the editorial advisory board of Media Asia.  This is a quarterly journal published since 1974 by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. The board includes several other scholars, such as Sarah Cardey (U of Reading, UK), Srinivas Melkote (Bowling Green State U, USA), Eunice Barbara C. Novio (Vongchavalitkul U, Thailand) and Paromita Pain (U of Nevada Reno, USA).

Webinar: Rethinking Participation in the Digital Age of Communication for Development and Social Change

We are delighted to organize our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 9 am to 11 am EST. The event will be organized as part of the “Global Network Forum Webinar Series: Rethinking Participation in the Digital Age of Communication for Development and Social Change.” For more details please click here.

The registration link is available here. You will find the meeting link at the end of the registration form, and we will also follow up with you and provide the meeting link before the event. 

ICTs and Social Media for Agricultural Advisory Services

ICTs and Social Media for Agricultural Advisory Services

The role of agriculture has changed over the last decades—once which was only to feed population—now it became more multifunctional and multi-actor processes with involvement of many global and local stakeholders, such as farmers, processors, and markets. Whether it is farmers or advisory agencies or food safety professionals, these stakeholders must play their roles and perform their functions efficiently to ensure that the sector meet a crucial responsibility to support lives and livelihoods.

Agricultural advisory agencies and advisory agents have been increasingly utilizing technology, such as ICT and social media, in performing their duties to facilitate learning and change in farms. ICT is a term used to denote all the technological channels through which people can reach out to each other and share information.

Agricultural extension officers in many parts of the world have adopted social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, blogs and microblogs, online forms, videos, podcasts and many others to communicate with farmers and share beneficial information. In Ontario, advisory services have been relying on various remote, virtual and web-based tools to facilitate information dissemination. Ultimately creating stronger, more informed local food systems start with fostering collaboration, communication and participation in the industry, and ICTs can help us to achieve this. Prof. Ataharul Chowdhury and extension experts at the University of Guelph and colleagues abroad investigated the use of social media for agricultural extension in other jurisdictions, such as in Bangladesh and Trinidad and Tobago. To know more about, please visit https://www.uoguelph.ca/oac/icts

New Publication: Enhancing ICT Adoption

Dr. Chowdhury has been collaborating with the University of Alberta and the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, to undertake participatory action research on technology stewardship― a model for strengthening change leadership role for adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within any kind of community of practice. (Read more)

Post three

Animi eius numquam error rem odio aliquam eos aut alias ad beatae a ad quo vel itaque sit delectus numquam libero iure quod sed autem nihil harum animi dolores aut consectetur rerum qui non et exercitationem rerum aut quia maxime est eaque exercitationem quae accusantium laudantium aut libero est repellendus aut eveniet.

Amet magnam qui omnis totam in harum doloremque dicta accusamus consectetur quasi ullam voluptates voluptatum omnis reiciendis distinctio dolores autem excepturi cum ut magni sequi repellendus laboriosam mollitia nobis eaque aut sequi ea natus repellat cupiditate at magnam deleniti dolor harum eius occaecati id dolores voluptatibus sunt quam incidunt est veritatis voluptatem et.

At reiciendis mollitia aut deserunt quaerat voluptas pariatur

Coming soon….

Post four

Quia occaecati voluptatum similique architecto accusantium voluptatem laboriosam eaque veniam nam quas corrupti amet laborum sunt dolorem error quis tenetur est qui repellat.

Est eaque non aut dolores itaque ut consequuntur non sequi possimus omnis vitae eos et quia qui quas et nulla veritatis aliquid enim distinctio est doloribus voluptatum.

Coming soon….