The Virtual Extension, Research and Communication Network [VERCON]
Main Place Central Laboratory for Agricultural Expert System (CLAES)
Dates Starting Date: 7/2004       Ending Date: 12/2007
Objectives The objective of the project is to establish a Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network in Egypt in order to strengthen and enable linkages among the research and extension components of the national agricultural knowledge and information system. The overall goal of the project is to improve, through strengthened research-extension linkages, the agricultural advisory services provided to Egyptian farmers and in particular to resource poor farmers, in order to increase production in food and agriculture with the goal of raising farm incomes
Achievements A Web based information system that includes 6 subsystems, has been developed (http://www.vercon.sci.eg). 2 extension offices and 1 directorate, have been linked, and staff within these offices have been trained on using the system.
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