Update on Farming Matters Meeting with LEISA network regional partners   12 December 2008
Process update <ul><li>Coen on board since September </li></ul><ul><li>Sounding Board established </li></ul><ul><li>Propos...
Upload overlap Evaluate CD Rom 2.3 Total timeline for developing each module is based on a 4-month cycle, proposed as foll...
Tools for Process <ul><li>Wiki set-up established </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts for different resource collection sites (for ...
Content update <ul><li>Process work has delayed content development – first draft still not complete </li></ul><ul><li>Sti...
Details on content (Module 1) <ul><li>1.1 About Farming Matters  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(W hy? How? Definition of focus...
Details on content (Module 2) <ul><li>2.1 What is a &quot;systems&quot; approach? </li></ul><ul><li>2.2 What is a &quot;fa...
How to proceed from here? <ul><li>Webtools workshop: startup of participation of partners… </li></ul><ul><li>Complete firs...
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FM update by Mundie Salm

  1. 1. Update on Farming Matters Meeting with LEISA network regional partners 12 December 2008
  2. 2. Process update <ul><li>Coen on board since September </li></ul><ul><li>Sounding Board established </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed 4-month process for each module ( diagram next page ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Upload overlap Evaluate CD Rom 2.3 Total timeline for developing each module is based on a 4-month cycle, proposed as follows:         Upload Evaluate                 overlap Wiki ++   D-groups Wiki ++   Wiki ++   Wiki ++ What? Limited to key editors E-Discuss Open but limited to comments A few more chosen editors Limited to key editors How open? ILEIA Editorial team + key resource people (= about 3-4) Partners + Anyone who asks + Facil.      (=about 50?) Anybody from the public with internet access (=??) Same + Partners + Sounding Board members (= 20) ILEIA Editorial team + key resource people     (= about 3-4) Who? 2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1 month 2 weeks 2 months When? Doc edited & completed Discussion on key questions emerging Period of comments, feedback from public Preliminary edits, comments, additions Research & Writing base draft document Doc edited & completed Discussion on key questions emerging Period of comments, feedback from public Preliminary edits, comments, additions Research & Writing base draft document
  4. 4. Tools for Process <ul><li>Wiki set-up established </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts for different resource collection sites (for photos, videos and presentations) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons license </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion group tool tested and set up </li></ul><ul><li>E-conferencing tool still to be tested with partners </li></ul><ul><li>Blog on FM news linked from LEISA website (January?) </li></ul><ul><li>Still need logo and to start with illustrators </li></ul>
  5. 5. Content update <ul><li>Process work has delayed content development – first draft still not complete </li></ul><ul><li>Still struggling with how to divide Modules 1 & 2 … Will together form Introduction… </li></ul><ul><li>Propose first e-discussion with closed group (Partners, Sounding Board, ILEIA staff) on specific struggles ( 3 rd week of January? ) </li></ul><ul><li>Move on to more open process after Module 2 drafted ( April? ) </li></ul><ul><li>Field testing after Module 3 ( October? ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Details on content (Module 1) <ul><li>1.1 About Farming Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(W hy? How? Definition of focus farmer group) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1.2 Curriculum development </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(How to make FM locally relevant) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1.3 Different modes of farming </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( Focus on three modes: “traditional”, “entrepreneurial”, “small-scale family farmer ”) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1.4 What are global trends influencing farming? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(population, environment, industrialisation of agriculture, globalisation of markets, issues of governance/policy) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1.5 Why is sustainable agriculture necessary? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Details on content (Module 2) <ul><li>2.1 What is a &quot;systems&quot; approach? </li></ul><ul><li>2.2 What is a &quot;farming systems&quot; perspective? </li></ul><ul><li>2.3 LEISA farming systems: Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>2.4 What are the principles of LEISA? </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 Making the transition towards LEISA </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to proceed from here? <ul><li>Webtools workshop: startup of participation of partners… </li></ul><ul><li>Complete first draft Module 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what should be the questions for e-discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Agree with you on dates for January e-discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Last web-tools to be decided and activated by mid-January </li></ul><ul><li>Logo and illustrators </li></ul>
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