A programme named 'K-AgriNet' has been initiated in Philippines by the agricultural departments of the country for the maintenance and updating of databases and knowledge networks, training of ICT manpower to maintain networks, and training of the project implementers.
K-AgriNet connects 80 Farmers Information and Technology Service (FITS) centres nationwide, said Merivic Gapasin-Catada, Techno Gabay coordinator for the Central Visayas Consortium for Integrated Regional Research and Development (CV-CIRRD), which is based in the campus of Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City. The managers of the FITS recently received desktop publishing equipment and computer accessories, digital camera, and cellular telephones. With these equipments and interconnectivity, the delivery and access of information and technologies would be faster, enhanced and modernised. Public awareness of the K-AgriNet Program will be conducted through broadcast and promotional materials like flyers and brochures.