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Translating Open Agricultural Research to Local & World languages for Ethiopian Farmers to Promote Citizen Science - Solomon Mekonnen - OpenCon 2017

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Project on: Translating open
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• Agriculture is the backbone of Ethiopian economy contributing
● 41.4% of GDP, 83.9% of the total export, an...

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HOW CAN WE EMPOWER FARMERS
WITH OPEN SCIENCE ?
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• Translating open research outputs in
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Translating Open Agricultural Research to Local & World languages for Ethiopian Farmers to Promote Citizen Science - Solomon Mekonnen - OpenCon 2017

  1. 1. Project on: Translating open agricultural research to local and world language for Ethiopian farmers to promote citizen science By Solomon Mekonnen DOAJ Ambassador and Addis Ababa University E-mail: solomon3m@gmail.com 1
  2. 2. BACKGROUND 2 • Agriculture is the backbone of Ethiopian economy contributing ● 41.4% of GDP, 83.9% of the total export, and 80% of employment in the country • Small scale farmers produce 94% of the food crops which is related to food security. • These farmers practice farming by employing traditional technology, adopting a low input and low output production . Picture credit to ILRI
  3. 3. HOW CAN WE EMPOWER FARMERS WITH OPEN SCIENCE ? 3 • Translating open research outputs in agriculture into local and world language to be understandable by farmers. • Making openly available the translations to the farmers and the public at large. • Participating them in data collection and analysis to increase their participation as citizen scientist. • Help the farmers in applying the scientific research outputs in their farming to increase productivity.
  4. 4. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROJECT 4 • Improves productivity as farmers will easily apply scientific findings in their farming. • Improves the quality of the Agricultural research as farmers will involve actively in the research. • Increase the impact of the research. • Improvement in productivity will ensure food security and also impact in economic growth .

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