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Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network (VERCON)
 

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Presentation by Sophie Treinen (FAO) at the IAALD 2010 World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France

Presentation by Sophie Treinen (FAO) at the IAALD 2010 World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France

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  • The challenge of the VERCON model is to improve access to agricultural information and enhance communication, knowledge-sharing and lesson learning among and within the human, institutional and social components of agricultural production systems. This is achieved by creating opportunities for collaborative work, using innovative methods of communication and new information and communication technologies (ICTs), and addressing the needs and priorities of the farmer communities as a major concern.
  • to strengthen the linkages among extension, research, farmers and other stakeholders of agricultural and rural development systems.  The model aims at improving access to agricultural information and knowledge sharing and supporting linkages among all the stakeholders, using new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and creating opportunities for collaborative work.

Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network (VERCON) Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network (VERCON) Presentation Transcript

  • Sophie Treinen Information and Knowledge Management Officer Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Montpellier 26-29 April 2010
  • The problem?
    • Weak linkages between agricultural research and extension are limiting the contribution of these services to the farming community and thereby to agricultural development and food security
  • The challenge
    • To improve access to agricultural information and enhance communication , knowledge-sharing and lesson learning among and within the human, institutional and social components of agricultural production systems.
  • A conceptual model
    • To enhance interaction among agricultural research, extension, farmers and the other stakeholders of agriculture and rural development 
    • To facilitate knowledge-sharing and access to agricultural information among and between institutions and individuals
  • How ?
    • Using collaborative techniques and innovative methods of communication such as Internet-based ICTs
    • Creating opportunities for collaborative work
  • The strategy
    • VERCON supports networking through two fully integrated and interdependent components
    • Human
    • Technological
  • The advantages
  • How to build it?
  • Main functions
    • News and events
    • Multimedia resources  
    • Question and Answer
    • Directories
    • Agricultural technologies
    • Discussion forum
    • Newsletter
    • Market information
    • Training     
    • Administrative information
    • Policy Links
    • E-mail
  • Success factors
  • Success factors
  • Experience
  • Lessons learned
    • 1. Enabling environment
    • 2. Institutionalisation of the network
    • 3. Network facilitation 
    • 4. A knowledge-sharing culture
    • 5. People, not only technology
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  • In the world
  • http://km.fao.org/vercon/ [email_address]