Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
(CTA)
Sharing Knowledge Improving Rural Livelihoods
CTA’s experien...
Outline
Why information , communication and
knowledge sharing matter in agriculture and
rural development ?
Bridging the k...
Why information and communication matter in agriculture
and rural development?
CTA currently serves 79 ACP countries, popu...
Why information and communication matter in agriculture
and rural developments?
In brief : poor infrastructure, lack of se...
Why information and communication matter in agriculture
and rural development?
Information and communication have an impor...
Main beneficiaries of CTA programmes and
examples of communication channels
Farmers, rural population ;
 rural radio (RR)...
Main beneficiaries of CTA programmes and
examples of communication channels
Farmers, rural population ;
 rural radio (RR)...
Bridging the knowledge divide and building capacity
for integrated water management
Séminaires, study tours
Print, online ...
Seminars, study tours
Managing water equitably, efficiently and sustainably for
agricultural and rural development in sub-...
Print, online and multimedia publications
Around 30 titles on various
aspects of integrated water
management distributed t...
Print, online and multimedia publications
RSS feeds from the News4Dev portal
Brussels portal
Dossiers in the Knowledge for...
Participatory Spatial
Information Management
and Communication (PGIS)
Participatory 3D
Modelling (P3DM)
Enabling non exper...
Participatory GIS
Elaboration of a PGIS training Kit with funding
from IFAD and participation of UNEP,
GEF,WWF and other i...
Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA)
Project (2007-2009)
AIDA’s objective was to generate knowledge about long...
Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA)
Project
Generation and dissemination of knowledge through
selected case s...
Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA)
Project
A session on “Apprentissage Production et
partage d’Innovations” ...
Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA)
Project
Articles in Spore
Linking websites
Policy briefs, e.g. Why invest...
The way forward : CTA’ Strategic Plan 2011-2015
For the period 2011-2015, CTA will focus on 3
strategic goals :
Conducive ...
The way forward : CTA’ Strategic Plan 2011-2015
The challenges posed by Climate Change have
imposed further integrated wat...
Thank you for your attention
CTA’s experience in ICM and Knowledge sharing for integrated water management - Oumy Khaïry Ndiaye
CTA’s experience in ICM and Knowledge sharing for integrated water management - Oumy Khaïry Ndiaye
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    1. 1. Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Sharing Knowledge Improving Rural Livelihoods CTA’s experience in ICM and Knowledge sharing for integrated water management November 24, 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa By Oumy Khaïry Ndiaye, Manager, Communication Services Department
    2. 2. Outline Why information , communication and knowledge sharing matter in agriculture and rural development ? Bridging the knowledge divide and building capacity for integrated water management : CTA’s experience : The way forward : CTA’s SP 2011-2015
    3. 3. Why information and communication matter in agriculture and rural development? CTA currently serves 79 ACP countries, population 940 million ~70% live in rural areas Food insecurity and poverty are major problems (food crisis, energy crisis, climate change issues) Knowledge across the food production – consumption chain needs is not disseminated through the range of actors A little share of the results of agricultural research and the improvements allowed by science, technology and innovation reaches the poor farmers Investment in agriculture is low – < 6% GDP in the ACP region Policy infrastructure is weak Rural communities in developing countries are battling for positive social and economic changes
    4. 4. Why information and communication matter in agriculture and rural developments? In brief : poor infrastructure, lack of services, poor access to agricultural inputs, poorly functioning markets and institutions, poor knowledge flows and access to information, high transaction costs An important element in CTA’s working environnement : the ICT revolution and the increasing opportunities in information, communication and knowledge producing and sharing
    5. 5. Why information and communication matter in agriculture and rural development? Information and communication have an important role in engaging the actors of changes namely : The rural communities themselves /Farmers organizations Policy makers ie all stakeholders involved in policy making processes Researchers Academics Civil society activists High officials in Public Sector NGOs Development partners Media (Journalists, Media services, Print, TV, Radio, Rural radios « New media » users (bloggers, twitterers)
    6. 6. Main beneficiaries of CTA programmes and examples of communication channels Farmers, rural population ;  rural radio (RR), GSM, community level information services, practical guide series, training, study tours Extension services, governmental and research institutions, universities, agricultural libraries;  audio material, print media (books, Spore), QAS, CD-R, Databases, web 2.0 tools Wider public, mass media and journalists;  websites, print publications, audio material, Video/TV Policy makers  RR, TV, conferences, symposia, websites, policy briefs
    7. 7. Main beneficiaries of CTA programmes and examples of communication channels Farmers, rural population ;  rural radio (RR), GSM, community level information services, practical guide series, training, study tours Extension services, governmental and research institutions, universities, agricultural libraries;  audio material, print media (books, Spore), QAS, CD-R, Databases, web 2.0 tools Wider public, mass media and journalists;  websites, print publications, audio material, Video/TV Policy makers  RR, TV, conferences, symposia, websites, policy briefs
    8. 8. Bridging the knowledge divide and building capacity for integrated water management Séminaires, study tours Print, online and multimedia publications Use of Participatory GIS Combination of various knowledge sharing tools and opportunities : the case of the Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA) Project
    9. 9. Seminars, study tours Managing water equitably, efficiently and sustainably for agricultural and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, CTA Seminar 1999, Seminar, Cordoba, Spain Study tours : Water harvesting and eco-sanitation, 2006, with CREPA, Burkina Faso Co-seminars : land and water management in Southern Africa , 2006, in collaboration with SADC and the European Commission Seminar on Soil management, 2003 Seminar on the impact of Climate Change on sustainable agriculture, 2008, section on water management in the session on Cultural Systems Seminar integrated water management : closing the knowledge gap , 2010
    10. 10. Print, online and multimedia publications Around 30 titles on various aspects of integrated water management distributed to ACP experts through the credit point system Agrodok n°27, 43 (EN, FR, Portuguese) Practical guide on « Rainwater harvesting for increased pasture production » Spore, ICT update (n°12, 53 Irrigation) Rural Radio Resource Packs : Rainwater harvesting, Small- scale irrigation and water management
    11. 11. Print, online and multimedia publications RSS feeds from the News4Dev portal Brussels portal Dossiers in the Knowledge for Develoment website (e.g. : Mitigating economic water scarcity to boost agriculture by Maimbo Malesu, Alex Oduor, ICRAF Water: the need for appropriate resources management, by Gerd Förch - Universität Siegen, Research Institute for Water and Environment
    12. 12. Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication (PGIS) Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) Enabling non experts to generate, organise, display and manage spatial information, add authority to local knowledge and efficiently communicate Participatory GIS
    13. 13. Participatory GIS Elaboration of a PGIS training Kit with funding from IFAD and participation of UNEP, GEF,WWF and other institutions – English (released) Spanish (close to completion) French in preparation
    14. 14. Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA) Project (2007-2009) AIDA’s objective was to generate knowledge about long-term trends and innovations in agriculture and environment in Africa Drylands Comprehensive and critical assessment of existing initiatives Identification of the drivers for success or critical analyses of failures Propositions for policy options A consortium of 8 national and international institutions implemented the project : CIRAD, University of Nairobi, Agrhymet, Ruforum, Bunda College Malawi, Wageningen University, FARA and CTA
    15. 15. Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA) Project Generation and dissemination of knowledge through selected case studies e.g. Water harvesting : a bottom-up approach towards sustainable productive land management systems in Malawi ; Farmer’s participation in improved soil and water management technologies – Tanzania ; Office du Niger large-scale gravity irrigation, Mali ; small scale valley bottom irrigation with shallow pumping, Nigeria
    16. 16. Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA) Project A session on “Apprentissage Production et partage d’Innovations” was organized back to back with the CTA seminar 2008 on the impact of climate change on sustainable agriculture Posters and parallel session during the CTA seminar 2009 on the Role of media on agriculture and rural development
    17. 17. Agricultural Innovation in Dryland Africa (AIDA) Project Articles in Spore Linking websites Policy briefs, e.g. Why invest in Africa’s drylands ? Radio, TV
    18. 18. The way forward : CTA’ Strategic Plan 2011-2015 For the period 2011-2015, CTA will focus on 3 strategic goals : Conducive agricultural policies in ACP regions Profitable smallholder value chains Enhanced ICM capacity of ACP organisations
    19. 19. The way forward : CTA’ Strategic Plan 2011-2015 The challenges posed by Climate Change have imposed further integrated water management in CTA’s programs The final beneficiaries of products and services focused on the topic is broadened and it includes the media (training of journalists on climate change, for example) The recommendations from this Seminar will be the basis for selection of critical programmes and projects associated to the 2 strategic goals under SG1 and SG3
    20. 20. Thank you for your attention

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