ICTs for better access to information/knowledge
for Ethiopian livestock keepers
Fanos Mekonnen
ICT4ag International Confer...
Purpose
Finding ways to improve the access to
information and Knowledge for
smallholder livestock keepers through the
use ...
IPMS KM approach
Experiences- Knowledge centers
• PCs for easy access to relevant
knowledge
• Experts awareness increased
• 28 centers that...
Experiences- Ethiopian Agriculture Portal
• Online gateway for
Ethiopia’s
agriculture
• Resources in short
circulation got...
Experiences- Audio-visual (radio and TV)
• Radio & video
programs for creating
awareness and
knowledge

• 1000s of short
v...
Success
IPMS experienced the big role ICTs play in market
oriented agriculture development interventions in
public extensi...
Next step

Use of mobile phones for
improved production and
management practices and
marketing technologies

E- book reade...
www. ipms-ethiopia.org
www.lives-ethiopia.org
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Presented by Fanos Mekonnen at the ICT4ag International Conference, Kigali, Rwanda, 4-8 November 2013

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ICTs for better access to information/knowledge for Ethiopian livestock keepers

  1. 1. ICTs for better access to information/knowledge for Ethiopian livestock keepers Fanos Mekonnen ICT4ag International Conference, Kigali, Rwanda 4-8 November 2013
  2. 2. Purpose Finding ways to improve the access to information and Knowledge for smallholder livestock keepers through the use of ICTs along the whole value chains
  3. 3. IPMS KM approach
  4. 4. Experiences- Knowledge centers • PCs for easy access to relevant knowledge • Experts awareness increased • 28 centers that reach around 3000 experts established Challenge- Capacity, acceptance, Language
  5. 5. Experiences- Ethiopian Agriculture Portal • Online gateway for Ethiopia’s agriculture • Resources in short circulation got better feasibility www.eap.gov.et Challenge- network connection, power, content
  6. 6. Experiences- Audio-visual (radio and TV) • Radio & video programs for creating awareness and knowledge • 1000s of short videos on many topics distributed for training input & availed online Challenge- gender issues
  7. 7. Success IPMS experienced the big role ICTs play in market oriented agriculture development interventions in public extension system by availing the right knowledge and information at the right time and place.
  8. 8. Next step Use of mobile phones for improved production and management practices and marketing technologies E- book readers- kindles- for increasing knowledge and skill of extension experts
  9. 9. www. ipms-ethiopia.org www.lives-ethiopia.org

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