Presentation of the Results of Field Studies carried out in the Localities of Limbe , Buea and Muyuka in Cameroon. Prepare...
STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE   Theme: “Can Education Through SMS Improve   Farmers’ Situation and Promote Su...
Agenda : <ul><li>General Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Why invest on Agriculture? </li></ul><ul><li>Role of SCMB in the P...
WHY INVEST IN AGRICULTURE ? <ul><li>Employment   Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>The Population of Cameroon is about 18.000...
How did the state provide support  to Farmers in The Past? STEPHEN TABI-ENO TAMBE &HARRY AGBOR TAMBE <ul><li>Through the S...
Role of  the Southern Cameroons Marketing Board <ul><li>The SCMB trained  farmers on early pest detection, pest management...
Presentation of the Problem. <ul><li>Why did the Farming Institution suffer a setback? </li></ul><ul><li>Gross embezzlemen...
Consequences of the Fall of  the SCMB   <ul><li>Farmers began carrying out poor farming practices  </li></ul><ul><li>In th...
What is the situation now? <ul><li>Farmers  still need information to tackle the problems of pest, market outlets and good...
Purpose of  This Study <ul><ul><li>To investigate if  SMS Education is a better replacement for TV, radio and Print Media ...
Motivation <ul><li>The demographic and statistical information presented for Limbe, Buea and Muyuka is important. </li></u...
Study Design <ul><li>Survey: pre-test questions & post-test questions </li></ul><ul><li>Using the PICO model </li></ul><ul...
Results  :   Observations : Reception of Information Before Intervention Very few farmers received supportive information ...
Consequences: They suffer pest attacks they cannot control FARMERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DESTRUCTION TO...
Observations : Responses on whether the SMS received would have benefited them  technically and economically UPWARDS OF 92...
Overall Impression of SMS Channel <ul><li>Farmers agree they learnt more during this intervention compared to information ...
CONCLUSION <ul><li>Farmers like the system </li></ul><ul><li>They would recommend others to join the  SMS information Netw...
Thank you for Listening! STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
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This presentation discusses the issues farmers in Cameroon face . It provides an ICT solution,(SMS) which can be used to inform and educate farmers about pricing, pest outbreaks and farming practices that benefit them and the environment. This is an initiative of AMIS Project presented at the ICT Africa Conference 2008 in Yaounde , Cameroon.

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  • DECEMBER 11TH 2008
  • DECEMBER 11TH 2008
  • DECEMBER 11TH 2008
  • ICT Africa 2008

    1. 1. Presentation of the Results of Field Studies carried out in the Localities of Limbe , Buea and Muyuka in Cameroon. Prepared By: Stephen Tabi Eno-Tambe Freelance Translator /Researcher & Harry Agbor Tambe Swedish Graduate Business School, Orebro ICT AFRICA CONFERENCE 2008 YAOUNDE 19-21 DECEMBER
    2. 2. STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE Theme: “Can Education Through SMS Improve Farmers’ Situation and Promote Sustainable Farming Practices?”
    3. 3. Agenda : <ul><li>General Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Why invest on Agriculture? </li></ul><ul><li>Role of SCMB in the Past Decades </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of the Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of the study </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation and Study Design </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    4. 4. WHY INVEST IN AGRICULTURE ? <ul><li>Employment Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>The Population of Cameroon is about 18.000.000 </li></ul><ul><li>70% of this population practice agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>43% of country’s GNP proceeds come from agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Limbe , Buea & Muyuka combined have have a population of over 300.000 persons </li></ul><ul><li>The majority if these populations practice agriculture for a living & supply products to surrounding cities </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    5. 5. How did the state provide support to Farmers in The Past? STEPHEN TABI-ENO TAMBE &HARRY AGBOR TAMBE <ul><li>Through the Southern Cameroons Marketing Board (SCMB) which provided agric information to farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Through MINAGRI which regulated agricultural activities </li></ul>
    6. 6. Role of the Southern Cameroons Marketing Board <ul><li>The SCMB trained farmers on early pest detection, pest management and pest control methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategically SCMB advised on the best periods to plant, spray and rotate crops for optimum output. </li></ul><ul><li>Financially SCMB advised about access to credits and procedures to obtain them. </li></ul><ul><li>The SCMB provided valuable information and Markets for Farmers’ Products. </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    7. 7. Presentation of the Problem. <ul><li>Why did the Farming Institution suffer a setback? </li></ul><ul><li>Gross embezzlement of SCMB reserve funds </li></ul><ul><li>A bankrupt SCMB could no more support farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Impact on Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>No more trainings </li></ul><ul><li>No more information on Markets </li></ul><ul><li>No more advice on new farming practices </li></ul><ul><li>No more credit facilities to acquire agric inputs </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    8. 8. Consequences of the Fall of the SCMB <ul><li>Farmers began carrying out poor farming practices </li></ul><ul><li>In their ignorance they destroyed the ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>They could not detect or control new pests early enough to save their investment. </li></ul><ul><li>Their harvests were lean and they became poor </li></ul><ul><li>They worked long hours but remained Poor </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    9. 9. What is the situation now? <ul><li>Farmers still need information to tackle the problems of pest, market outlets and good farming practices. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mechanisms in place do not assure the provision of such services in a manner that is fast and efficient. </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    10. 10. Purpose of This Study <ul><ul><li>To investigate if SMS Education is a better replacement for TV, radio and Print Media as informative tools to empower Farmers </li></ul></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    11. 11. Motivation <ul><li>The demographic and statistical information presented for Limbe, Buea and Muyuka is important. </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers’ problem is real & should be attended to before it degenerates into chaos. </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers in one region dump produce in markets while consumers in other regions experience scarcity & starvation . </li></ul><ul><li>Getting farmers to where there is demand for their produce requires information which they lack NOW </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    12. 12. Study Design <ul><li>Survey: pre-test questions & post-test questions </li></ul><ul><li>Using the PICO model </li></ul><ul><li>PICO= “Problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome” </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-test to determine information needs of Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>SMS sent out with messages directed to meet the needs </li></ul><ul><li>Post-test questions to determine : </li></ul><ul><li>1) Effectiveness of SMS to deliver information </li></ul><ul><li>2) Usability of SMS </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE &HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    13. 13. Results : Observations : Reception of Information Before Intervention Very few farmers received supportive information after SCMB stopped functioning AT THIS STAGE FARMERS ARE IGNORANT BECAUSE THEY DO NOT RECEIVE ANY INFORMATION STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    14. 14. Consequences: They suffer pest attacks they cannot control FARMERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DESTRUCTION TO THEIR CROPS STEPHEN TABI ENO –TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    15. 15. Observations : Responses on whether the SMS received would have benefited them technically and economically UPWARDS OF 92% RESPONDED SMS WILL BE USEFUL .NONE OF THE RESPONDENTS DISAGREED STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    16. 16. Overall Impression of SMS Channel <ul><li>Farmers agree they learnt more during this intervention compared to information received from Radio, Tv and Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers are willing to pay for this service to enable continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers suggested that other important informative services like polio vaccine administration should be announced through SMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers found it easy to use and information arrived to all of them at the same time </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    17. 17. CONCLUSION <ul><li>Farmers like the system </li></ul><ul><li>They would recommend others to join the SMS information Network </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers desire an NGO to take over the transmission of information through SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Information sent through SMS were timely, and trustworthy </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs expressed their willingness to invest in this project in future </li></ul><ul><li>Overall response is one of satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus it is possible to give farmers information that would enable them improve their incomes and carry out sustained agriculture </li></ul>STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
    18. 18. Thank you for Listening! STEPHEN TABI ENO-TAMBE & HARRY AGBOR TAMBE
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