A summer school on Information and Communication Technology for Inclusive Agricultural Development, sponsored by The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), will be held at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University from July 3 to 23.

The summer school will provide the participants – 25 extension scientists belonging to various States – information of many areas.

It will include scope and potential of ICT-driven extension, ICT-based tools such as decision support system, expert system, Web portal, video conferencing, reusable learning objects, community radio, social media, e-learning, etc., ICT applications in frontline extension, agri-business development, weather forecasting, gender mainstreaming, cloud computing, remote sensing, and so on. Ravi Kumar Theodore, Head, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, TNAU, will be the course director.

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