This paper argues that more investment should be made in information technology applications for agricultmal development in developing counties. Not only to redress the growing imbalance in information, but also to reduce poverty, increase participation,
improve governance, manage natural resources and improve opportunities for women. Getting Results, the Bank's agenda for Improving Development effectiveness, stresses the need -in addition to a country focus- to iprove quality of operation, particularly by greater participation and improved implemenation. This paper, written on the basis of many years hands-on experience at grass roots level, aims to provide the non-speialists with practical and easily accessible information on present and futr applications of information technology in nural development.