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Presentation at the ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, November 2013

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    Crowdsourcing crop improvement for climate change adaptation Crowdsourcing crop improvement for climate change adaptation Presentation Transcript

    • Crowdsourcing crop improvement for climate change adaptation: Bioversity´s recent experiences with citizen science Jacob van Etten
    • What is the problem we try to address? Climate change / variability requires different varieties Opportunities for spreading risk among varieties New varieties as climate shifts But access to diverse varieties through formal channels is still limiting in many cases
    • Why don´t have farmers not have more access to varieties? Seed producers • Incentives to produce only few varieties • Lack of information on seed demand Farmers • Lack of information about available varieties • Seeing is believing / learning by doing
    • Solutions Participatory variety selection Farmer experimental groups with a common plot with different varieties
    • Misiko (2013) Limitations…
    • Crowdsourcing Citizen science approach Individual farmers get free seed samples and observe them grow Farmers provide feedback by mobile phones
    • Evaluation card Unique code: 8181 Germination:_______ Yield:___________ Etc. _____________ ________________ ________________ ________________ 1 2 3 8181 1 2 3 Registration card Unique code: 8181 Name:____________ GPS:_____________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________
    • + - A > C > D A > D > G A>C>D>G
    • Software prototype
    • Data analysis
    • Some preliminary conclusions Farmer like to participate: curiosity, access to seed Most farmers are ready to answer by phone, but some problems with access Data quality is good enough The method is easy to implement but is (still) paper intensive Women can be involved through women groups Need to experiment with Interactive Voice Response systems
    • In summary… 4. Farmers test and report back by mobile phone 5. Farmers receive tailored variety recommendations and can order seed 2. Each farmer gets a different combination of varieties 3. Environmental data (GPS, sensors) to assess adaptation 1. A broad set of varieties (10-50) is evaluated 6. Data are used to detect demand for new varieties and traits
    • Thank you j.vanetten@cgiar.org