The Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project aims to help USAID missions and their implementing partners in Sub-Saharan Africa use information and communications technology in sustainable and scalable approaches to improve the impact of their agriculture related development projects.
Key objectives of the project include: 1) finding sustainable and scalable ways to employ Information Communication Technologies (ICT) that do not rely on donor subsides, 2) building upon best practices, and 3) using cross-border solutions to address agricultural program challenges. To achieve its objectives, FACET has two components: knowledge sharing across missions using ICT to increase successful activity and short term technical assistance to projects to help them improve their uses of ICT, especially in ways that may be helpful to other projects as well.
A series of Briefing Papers gives an overview of the project and its components, discusses applications for ICT interventions, and documents lessons learned in the field. Check out the Microlinks library to read more.
FACET is project of the FIELD-Support LWA which is managed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED) and implemented in partnership with ACDI/VOCA, Action for Enterprise (AFE), and University of Maryland’s IRIS Center.