Panguipulli Public Library No. 296, Chile: Connecting farmers to vital information

Case study describing how this public library service reaches out to farmers in remote mountain communities 

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TYPE:
Case Study
AUTHOR:
EIFL-PLIP
DATE:
May 2011
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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Through a mobile information and communication technology (ICT) laboratory, the library teaches farmers living in remote Andean communities in southern Chile new ICT skills. In just one year (2010/11), the library trained 201 farmers to use ICT. Local farm support agencies now recognize the library as a vital link in the information chain for farmers. The library has a meeting room dedicated to farmers, including free access to the internet. Farm support workers use the room to meet farmers and to present lectures, and farmers use the space to conduct online research, to meet other farmers and to read the library’s new collection of agricultural books and journals.

The service was initiated with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in May 2010. This two-page study is based on a report received from the library in May 2011.

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