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A new resource for agriculture: ICT Update Issue no. 72

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Pete Cranston is an ICT, communication and new media specialist, with long experience as a facilitator and trainer. This is the Question and Answer (Q&A) section of the latest ICT Update Issue no.72. He is interested in open data, since he believes it makes possible to take information on research from many sources, and can be remixed to answer key questions in ways that were not possible before.

"I’ve written elsewhere about a scenario, for example, where data already collected in northern Kenya for the Hunger Safety Net Programme could act as a trigger for extension workers in northern Kenya, providing them with alerts via mobile phones of new research findings for families whose livelihoods depend on camel herding (providing, of course, that the suppliers of data first need to give permission for it to be shared across government departments)."