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Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia
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Innovative approaches of knowledge management in agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia

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Presented by Fanos Mekonnen, Ermias Sehai and Dirk Hoekstra at the 11th regional conference of Southern and Eastern African Association for Farming research-Extensions (SEAAFSRE), South Africa, 19-21 …

Presented by Fanos Mekonnen, Ermias Sehai and Dirk Hoekstra at the 11th regional conference of Southern and Eastern African Association for Farming research-Extensions (SEAAFSRE), South Africa, 19-21 November 2012.

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  • 1. Innovative Approaches of Knowledge Management in Agriculture: Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia 11th regional conference of Southern and Eastern African Association for Farming research-Extensions (SEAAFSRE) South Africa, 19-21 November 2012Fanos Mekonnen, Ermias Sehai and Dirk Hoekstra
  • 2. A successful Knowledge Management initiative isone that has been institutionalized within a givenorganization and/or community with measurablepositive impact
  • 3. Outline of topics KM overview IPMS KM interventions Lessons learned
  • 4. Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia- Now More infrastructure More public staff More ICT
  • 5. Agricultural knowledge management KM is about developing and nurturing a system Learn from each other, leverage collective knowledge resources, share knowledge, and use knowledge…
  • 6. Why KM in IPMS Knowledge determines winners and losers Leverage indigenous knowledge
  • 7. IPMS KM FrameworkMultidirectional knowledge flow, empowerment ofpractitioners, and partnership
  • 8.  Agricultural knowledge centersKnowled  MSc studiesge  Field daysCapturing  Technology exhibitions  Action researches
  • 9. Knowledge Capturing: Agricultural kknowledge centers
  • 10. Student shares his researchout put todistrict experts
  • 11. IPMS Agricultural Knowledge Centers
  • 12. Knowledge Capturing: Guided study tours
  • 13. On Job training
  • 14. Knowledge Storing • Ethiopian Agriculture Portal • Project publications • Multimedia • Project website
  • 15. Knowledge Storing: Ethiopian Agriculture Portal http://www.eap.gov.et
  • 16. Knowledge Storing/Sharing:Publication and multimedia
  • 17. • Participatory Radio Sereisknowledge • Workshops, conferences... sharing • Publications • Technology Exchibitions • Field days • Media
  • 18. Agricultural technology exhibitions
  • 19. Field Days
  • 20. Key Project Results Change of Attitude  KM is refered as a significant input of IPMS  Good acceptance of the agricultural knowledge centers; it has become exemplary  Ministry of Agriculture have pretty much took responsibility handling the EAP, Created strong linkages with university and research  120MSc research thesis were supported Good documentations  31 working papers, 6 manuals, 2 toolkits, 6 commodity synthesis produced and distributed (digital and printed)  Key project outputs translated to the local language Excellent promotion and scaling out
  • 21. Knowledge Sharing before and after IPMS intervention 100 50 0 Alaba Alamata Bure Goma Same as before > volume of information > Diversity
  • 22. Lessons, challenges and opportunities Knowledge is refered as a significant IPMS contribution by benificiaries Inter-related approaches to KM, capacity development and partner linkage makes it a whole. Awareness on KM is progressive process  Focus is what the KM system can do for them and not on what they can do to make it better for everyone
  • 23. The power of four: Key points to consider • Who will coordinate our KM initiative? People • Who are our target beneficiaries • How will we acquire, synthesize, and share knowledge? Process • How will we measure return on our investment? • What are the appropriate tools for our target beneficiaries? Technology • What new tools are out there that may create new opportunities for knowledge sharing • How can we ensure the right organizational setup to support Organizational knowledge management? Framework • Do we provide KM conducive leadership ?
  • 24. Conclusion Knowledge is a critical input to agricultural development KM strategies should be coupled with capacity development strategies Many oopportunities: Internet, mobile phones, FTCs Plan, Implement, learn, and modify and DOCUMENT
  • 25. A successful Knowledge Management initiative isone that has been institutionalized within a givenorganization and/or community with measurablepositive impactWe say, IPMS has progressed significantly indoing so, what do you say?
  • 26. Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders

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