GENDER AND ICTs – Mainstreaming gender in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture and rural development
While the digital revolution is reaching rural areas in many developing countries, the rural digital divide continues to present considerable challenges. The problem is even more acute for women, who face a triple divide: digital, rural and gender.
This publication looks at the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) when placed in the hands of men and women working in agriculture and in rural areas. It examines the challenges to be overcome and makes recommendations so that rural communities can take full and equal advantage of the technologies.
The publication has served as background material for Module 4: Extending the Benefits – Gender-Equitable, ICT-Enabled Agricultural Development, which is part of the 2017 Updated Edition of the World Bank Sourcebook on ICT in Agriculture: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and Institutions