Training Course on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Agriculture and Rural Development


The livelihoods of the world’s poor rise and fall with the fate of agriculture. Enhancing the ability of smallholders to connect with the knowledge, networks, and institutions necessary to improve their productivity, food security, and employment opportunities is a fundamental development challenge. Where once rural areas were largely disconnected from the greater world, today, networks of information and communication technologies (ICTs) enmesh the globe and represent a transformational opportunity for rural populations, both as producers and consumers. However, realizing this opportunity requires a long-term commitment to mobilizing appropriate resources and expertise.

This training programme is designed to support practitioners, decision-makers, and development partners who work at the intersection of ICT and agriculture. Our hope is that it becomes a practical guide in understanding current trends, implementing appropriate interventions, and evaluating the impact of those programs.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in ICT in agriculture.
  • Appreciate the need for ICT integration in agribusiness development.
  • Understand current trends in ICTs as they pertain to agriculture and the contributions that ICT can make to enhance agricultural strategies and their implementation.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate appropriate and sustainable ICT components of agricultural projects.
  • Build effective public and private partnerships to promote ICT access and innovation for agriculture.
  • Include ICT in policy dialogue and planning with country counterparts on agricultural and rural development goals and priorities.
  • Understand the application of ICT in farm production, inventory management, and marketing and in extension services.
  • Gain knowledge on gender equitable skills in ICT development in agriculture which is a major player towards rural development.


5 Days

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, research organizations and non-government organizations among others for agriculture support activities and other development programmes.

Course Content

Module I: Overview of ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development

  • ICT Adoption methodology, priorities, collaborators and constraints
  • The economics of ICT implementation
  • Innovation theory, e-Government
  • Key drivers of ICT-enabled services in agriculture
  • Principles of Digital Development
  • Impact of mobile phones and mobile technologies on agriculture and rural development.
  • Comparative advantages of ICT opportunities
  • ICT constraint and solution identification, ICT alternatives 
  • Tools for personal involvement in ICT adoption and implementation

Module II: ICT and Farm Management

  • ICT, Farm Management and Farm Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • ICT and Crop Production 
  • ICT and Animal Husbandry
  • Crop, agricultural inputs and process Models 
  • Extending rural access to financial and insurance services through ICT

Module III: Strengthening Rural Governance, Institutions, and Collective Action with ICT

  • National ICT priorities – infrastructure, standards, policies, globalization
  • Potential ICT contribution to the integration of national and regional initiatives
  • ICT supported services – national, regional, personal and sectoral
  • National and regional connectivity issues and solutions
  • Agricultural Policy 
  • Agricultural Cooperation 
  • Government-funded services in rural areas
  • Empowering intermediary institutions with ICT

Module IV: Strengthening Agricultural Market Access with ICT Tools

  • Strengthening agricultural marketing with ICT
  • ICT applications for smallholder inclusion in agribusiness supply chains
  • Marketing - Tracking and Traceability, production chains
  • ICT applications for agricultural risk management
  • Improving food safety and traceability while empowering smallholders through ICT
  • Strengthening rural governance, institutions, and citizen participation using ICT
  • ICT for land administration and management
  • Inventory management with ICT
  • Agricultural Marketing and commerce

Module V: Using ICT for Remote Sensing, Crowdsourcing, GIS, and Big Data

  • Remote sensing
  • Crowdsourcing and crowd mapping
  • GIS and RS application in agriculture
  • Big data for analytics.


The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Livecode Technologies Limited certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at livecodeTraining Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Training Fees

The course fees is KES 65,000.00 or USD 900.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.


Payment should be transferred to Livecode Technologies account through bank on or before the training date.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-20-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 02-24-2023 5:00 pm
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Cut off date 02-16-2023
Individual Price $900
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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