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Presentation by Charles Marc Wanume, Research & Quality Analyst, Grameen Foundation AppLab ...

Presentation by Charles Marc Wanume, Research & Quality Analyst, Grameen Foundation AppLab
Session: Meeting the Content Needs of Mobile-Based Agriculture Services
on 5 Nov 2013
ICT4Ag, Kigali, Rwanda

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    Mobile Indigenous Knowledge: The “cloud” for Local knowledge Dissemination Mobile Indigenous Knowledge: The “cloud” for Local knowledge Dissemination Presentation Transcript

    • Mobile Indigenous Knowledge: The “cloud” for Local knowledge Dissemination Title Slide Cultivating the Innovation culture Charles Marc Wanume ICT4Ag-Kigali Nov 4-8, 2013
    • Undocumented Local Knowledge  Loss of important components across generations  Scattered and not accessible Yet…….  Smallholder farmer are unable to purchase expensive synthetic inputs  Environmental and health concerns about synthetic agricultural inputs
    • Caroline's story?  Distance from inputs-dealer’ or union/town: 45 km  Distance from Ag ext station/sub county: 1 hr walk  Income: <$1.25 a day  Education Level: Primary 7
    • Typical Farmer Problem A Problem- 10 of her birds of 20 had died. Solution -A CKW looked up the problem using a phone and advised her to add aloe-vera to drinking water she gave to the hens. All her remaining chicken survived!
    • How It works Call Center Call Center & Issue Tracking Grameen cloud Local Knowledgebase CKW intermediary Content team Web interface •SMS subscription • broadcast channels •Voice
    • Smart Apps Local caching  Farmers aren’t always online  Network coverage isn’t yet 100%  Informational databases need to be accessible always
    • Coverage of CKW network 36 Districts 1,139 CKWs CKW Extension worker  4-6 villages  500-800 households 5-10 km  15-40 villages  3,000-9,000 households 50-300 km
    • We hope… Developing a base for local knowledge will.  Secure innovations for future generations  Increase accessibility  Provide cost effective solutions for smallholder farmers  Reduce health and environmental risks  Ensure multi-stakeholder involvement in knowledge generation and dissemination
    • CKW program –September 2013 204,152 1,139 36 Districts CKWs 25.08% 74,650 Repeat Usage Surveys 308,059 Info Searches Farmers Registered 42 Crops & Livestock 1,845,115 Total Interactions
    • Demo of Apps Please come to the plug and play day to see how the CKW search Application works
    • Assante Sana cwanume@grameenfoundation.org