Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural Development and Natural Resources Management (MENA)

In its 2006-2011 Strategic Plan, IDRC's Acacia program identified small-scale agriculture, including environment and natural resource management (NRM), as a key focus. This grant will support a scoping study to explore the opportunities presented by information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agricultural development and NRM in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The study will provide an overview of emerging issues in agricultural development; identify innovative ICT applications in agriculture and NRM; and take inventory of key stakeholders and players in the field. The study will cover nine countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia in North Africa; and Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen in the Middle East. Acacia works with African partners to help countries in Africa apply ICTs to social and economic development.

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Project status


Start Date

Thursday, January 15, 2009

End Date

Monday, September 27, 2010


12 months

IDRC Officer

El Zaim, Adel

Total funding

CA$ 83,773


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan