LESSONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY Failing to scale ICT4Ag-enabled services
Whilst everyone would like to share their success stories, very few have the confidence to share their failures.
There should be no shame in experimenting and failing, especially with new communication technologies. As Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has been quoted as saying: “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” With this in mind, CTA launched a call for papers on failed ICT4Ag projects/initiatives – projects that showed early promise and received third-party support (from governments, donor agencies or private sector investors) but did not reach fruition.
The potential for ICTs in agricultural development is almost endless and numerous applications are being developed