Innovative Approaches of Knowledge          Management in Agriculture:     Experiences from IPMS project–Ethiopia 11th reg...
A successful Knowledge Management initiative isone that has been institutionalized within a givenorganization and/or commu...
Outline of topics KM overview IPMS KM interventions Lessons learned
Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia- Now More infrastructure More public staff More ICT
Agricultural knowledge management KM is about developing  and nurturing a system Learn from each other,  leverage collec...
Why KM in IPMS Knowledge determines  winners and losers Leverage indigenous  knowledge
IPMS KM FrameworkMultidirectional knowledge flow, empowerment ofpractitioners, and partnership
 Agricultural knowledge             centersKnowled     MSc studiesge            Field daysCapturing           Technolo...
Knowledge Capturing:             Agricultural kknowledge centers
Student shares his researchout put todistrict experts
IPMS Agricultural Knowledge Centers
Knowledge Capturing: Guided study tours
On Job training
Knowledge Storing    • Ethiopian Agriculture              Portal            • Project publications            • Multimedia...
Knowledge Storing:                Ethiopian Agriculture Portal          http://www.eap.gov.et
Knowledge Storing/Sharing:Publication and multimedia
•   Participatory Radio Sereisknowledge   •   Workshops, conferences...  sharing   •   Publications            •   Technol...
Agricultural technology exhibitions
Field Days
Key Project Results Change of Attitude    KM is refered as a significant input of IPMS    Good acceptance of the agricu...
Knowledge Sharing before and after IPMS intervention  100   50    0            Alaba        Alamata         Bure        Go...
Lessons, challenges and opportunities Knowledge is refered as a significant IPMS  contribution by benificiaries Inter-re...
The power of four: Key points to consider                   • Who will coordinate our KM initiative?      People       • W...
Conclusion Knowledge is a critical input to agricultural  development KM strategies should be coupled with capacity  dev...
A successful Knowledge Management initiative isone that has been institutionalized within a givenorganization and/or commu...
Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for        Ethiopian Smallholders
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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 November 2012.

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

  1. 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. 2. A successful Knowledge Management initiative isone that has been institutionalized within a givenorganization and/or community with measurablepositive impact
  3. 3. Outline of topics KM overview IPMS KM interventions Lessons learned
  4. 4. Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia- Now More infrastructure More public staff More ICT
  5. 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. 6. Why KM in IPMS Knowledge determines winners and losers Leverage indigenous knowledge
  7. 7. IPMS KM FrameworkMultidirectional knowledge flow, empowerment ofpractitioners, and partnership
  8. 8.  Agricultural knowledge centersKnowled  MSc studiesge  Field daysCapturing  Technology exhibitions  Action researches
  9. 9. Knowledge Capturing: Agricultural kknowledge centers
  10. 10. Student shares his researchout put todistrict experts
  11. 11. IPMS Agricultural Knowledge Centers
  12. 12. Knowledge Capturing: Guided study tours
  13. 13. On Job training
  14. 14. Knowledge Storing • Ethiopian Agriculture Portal • Project publications • Multimedia • Project website
  15. 15. Knowledge Storing: Ethiopian Agriculture Portal http://www.eap.gov.et
  16. 16. Knowledge Storing/Sharing:Publication and multimedia
  17. 17. • Participatory Radio Sereisknowledge • Workshops, conferences... sharing • Publications • Technology Exchibitions • Field days • Media
  18. 18. Agricultural technology exhibitions
  19. 19. Field Days
  20. 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. 21. Knowledge Sharing before and after IPMS intervention 100 50 0 Alaba Alamata Bure Goma Same as before > volume of information > Diversity
  22. 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. 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. 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. 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. 26. Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders

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