Contributing to the agricultural knowledge economy

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Chris Addison
Senior Programme Officer - CTA
Continental Briefing n. 1
4th December 2013
http://brusselsbriefings.net

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Contributing to the agricultural knowledge economy

  1. 1. Contributing to the agricultural knowledge economy Continental Briefing n. 1 4th December 2013 http://brusselsbriefings.net
  2. 2. Information/Communication/Knowledge Management for Farmers & Farmers Organizations in the 21st century Chris Addison CTA, Wageningen
  3. 3. Agriculture is Knowledge intensive Skills capacity Data - weather soils Information – choice of crop/livestock advisory services Local Knowledge Coordination – expertise/research for inputs/marketing Communication dialogue
  4. 4. Farming skills - Training • Publications • Libraries • Making more of training events • New tools
  5. 5. Data • Training in finding data sources • Use of existing data – weather/soils • Generation of data – registration/yields • Use of data for policy – SAKSS/RESAKSS/Gro Venture • Data for finance
  6. 6. Information management • Manage membership • Manage publications and products (website)
  7. 7. Cooperative actions • Need for communication across membership • Reference point for projects
  8. 8. Representation to ensure fair policy • • • • Survey of views of members Reporting on events Sharing knowledge Advocacy
  9. 9. Knowledge Platforms Capacity4Dev Vulnerability Resilience Blue Economy Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism SAKSS PAFO Farmers Organisations Green Growth Melanesian Indian Ocean Commission Spearhead Food Security Group NEPAD/NPCA SPC,UNESCAP,IUCN,GIZ,US CAADP
  10. 10. Foundations Knowledge management
  11. 11. Approaches
  12. 12. Knowledge Exchange
  13. 13. Putting it all together • • • • • • • Plan Communications Capacity Email – discussion Publishing – Newsletter/booklets/papers Media - Print/Radio Online – website Online – Facebook/Twitter
  14. 14. Agriculture is Knowledge intensive Skills capacity Data - weather soils Information – choice of crop/livestock advisory services Local Knowledge Coordination – expertise/research for inputs/marketing Communication dialogue
  15. 15. #PAFOBRIEF CTA

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