A cautionary tale: creative mixes of ICT strengthen farmers from field to market

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Presentation by Gerishom Boiyo, ICT Officer, Ack Wrccs
Session: Holistic ICT Solutions Versus Specific Mobile Solutions for Agriculture
on 6 Nov 2013
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A cautionary tale: creative mixes of ICT strengthen farmers from field to market

  1. 1. A cautionary tale: creative mixes of ICT strengthen farmers from field to market Session 14: Holistic ICT Solutions Versus Specific Mobile Solutions for Agriculture
  2. 2. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs ACK WRCCS AND ICT ACK WRCCS in close partnership with IICD has been able to train the farmers in Mt. Elgon district and its environs in the following technologies with the aim of enhancing productivity and marketability of the farmers produce: •Text-Messaging to gain price information •Radio listening sessions •Computer/Internet classes •Video learning sessions
  3. 3. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs Radio Listening Sessions A radio listening session in progress
  4. 4. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs Computer/Internet classes Some of the beneficiaries in one of the ICT centres getting information from computers
  5. 5. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs Video Learning Sessions • Some farmers attentive in a video learning session
  6. 6. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs Video Learning Sessions • ToTs learning how to use a camera
  7. 7. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs State of Products and Production before ICT State of the farms and tomato fruits before the trainings
  8. 8. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs State of produce and production after ICT trainings State of the farm and fruits after the ICT trainings
  9. 9. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs Success stories Millicent Wamweru (left) and her friend outside her brand new greenhouse
  10. 10. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs Success stories Farmers hard at work in their screen net
  11. 11. CREATIVE MIXES OF ICTs THANK YOU

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