Student-Lead Action Research: The AgShare Model

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Student-Lead Action Research: The AgShare Model

  1. 1. Student-Lead Action Research: The AgShare ModelProf. John B. Kaneene Prof. John David Kabasa Center for Comparative College of Veterinary Epidemiology Medicine, Animal Resources &Michigan State University Biosecurity (COVAB) Makerere University
  2. 2. AgShare Interdisciplinary Project TeamMakerere University Michigan State University• COVAB • College of Veterinary  Prof. John David Kabasa Medicine  Dr. Paul Ssajjakambwe  Prof. John B. Kaneene  Dr. Stevens Kisaka  Dr. Patrick Vudriko • MSU Global Learning  Dr. David Okello* Solutions• College of Agriculture  Dr. Christine Geith  Dr. Gabriel Elepu  Dr. Karen Vignare  Dr. Johnny Mugisha OER Africa  Anthony Nkwasibwe* 2
  3. 3. Presentation Outline• Definitions• The AgShare Project  Study Design  Implementation  Results and outputs  Lessons learned• Applications to and Implications for RUFORUM 3
  4. 4. Definitions• Action Research  Participatory research whose results have direct application to relevant stakeholders• AgShare  A coherent institutional approach to teaching, research and community development  It is the process of having students engage with the community through action research, and then sharing the results• OER  Open Education Resource 4
  5. 5. The AgShare Project• Project title:  Improving the Efficiency of the Dairy Value Chain through the Utilization of OER in Uganda 5
  6. 6. The AgShare Project• Partner Institutions:  Michigan State University  Makerere University  OER Africa 6
  7. 7. The AgShare Project: Study Design• Study Design:  Longitudinal Intervention Study• Goal:  Conduct research to produce new information and case material to use for: Partial fulfillment for MS degrees Improve the content of graduate courses Improve efficiency of the dairy value chain 7
  8. 8. The AgShare Project: Study Design• Objectives:  Determine major factors affecting quality and quantity of milk produced on farms  Determine the frequency of major diseases that affect Milkproduction/quality – Mastitis Reproduction in dairy cattle – Brucellosis 8
  9. 9. The AgShare Project: Study Design• Objectives:  Implement intervention strategies to: Improve safety and quality of milk Reduce the incidence of Mastitis and Brucellosis in dairy cattle 9
  10. 10. The AgShare Project: Study Design• Objectives:  Determine major factors affecting milk production, processing and marketing  Implement intervention program to improve economic performance of the dairy value chain enterprise 10
  11. 11. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Overall Approach  Interdisciplinary research College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity  Student training Master of Science (MSc) student from each college 11
  12. 12. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Overall Approach  Stakeholder participation: Dairy farms Kiruhura District Same farms participate in both disciplines 12
  13. 13. The AgShare Project: Implementation Community Transformation Transfer Curriculum OERsTechnology, Skills, K Development nowledge Community University Stakeholders Faculty Student feedback Students information loop 13
  14. 14. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Expected effects of Intervention 5 4 3 Disease 2 Production 1 Intervention Time 14
  15. 15. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Baseline study  Point prevalence of mastitis and brucellosis  Milk quality  Hygiene Farms Milkingfacilities Shipping 15
  16. 16. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Baseline study (cont.)  Spoilage of milk Farm Shipping Processing  Milk and yogurt prices  Losses of milk and yogurt due to spoilage 16
  17. 17. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Interventions  Information packets on the best management methods  Encouraging farms to follow the best management methods 17
  18. 18. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Monitoring  Collect biological specimens for laboratory analysis  Collect data on baseline indicators Hygiene Prices Spoilage Losses 18
  19. 19. The AgShare Project: Implementation• Impact Assessment  Qualitative assessment Outside consultants  Quantitative assessment Laboratory data Price data 19
  20. 20. The AgShare Project: Results and OutputsMilk production per day in liters, by breed, in years2010 and 2011 (after intervention) 2010 2011 Pure Friesian > 75% Friesian 75% Friesian 50% Friesian 100% Ankole 20
  21. 21. The AgShare Project: Results and OutputsMilk consumption, processing, and loss tospoilage, in years 2010 and 2011 (afterintervention) 60 50 40 2010 30 2011 20 10 0 Consumed Loss to spoilage Processing 21
  22. 22. The AgShare Project: Results and OutputsAverage somatic cell count per sub-county, in years2010 and 2011 (after intervention) 2,500,000 2,000,000 1,500,000 2010 1,000,000 2011 500,000 22
  23. 23. The AgShare Project: Results and Outputs• MSc Theses  Milk and Dairy Products Hygiene and Safety Practices in Uganda: A case Study in Kiruhura District  Economic analysis of Milk & Dairy Products & Management in Uganda: A case Study in Kiruhura District 23
  24. 24. The AgShare Project: Results and Outputs• Manuscripts• Case Material• Teaching Modules• Cases and Materials on OER Africa Website• Pamphlets and Leaflets for Communities• Videos 24
  25. 25. The AgShare Project: Lessons Learned• Action research can result in information and case material that can be used to improve course content, student learning, and community development• Graduate students serve a critical role in Action Research as Agents of Change 25
  26. 26. The AgShare Project: Lessons Learned• To make significant impacts in communities, action research needs to be interdisciplinary• Interventions need to be regularly monitored and reinforced 26
  27. 27. Applications and Implications for RUFORUM• The information loop system improves the efficiency of the dairy loop chain  Improved milk production  Gains in animal health  More efficient processing  Reducing losses  New markets 27
  28. 28. Applications and Implications for RUFORUM• Student-lead Action Research as model for member institutions of RUFORUM :  Case material and course modules can be converted to OER and open to all RUFORUM institutions and beyond  Results can be used by graduate students, faculty, policy makers, and stakeholders 28
  29. 29. Acknowledgment Funded by:Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 29
  30. 30. Thank You! 30

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