Mobile Indigenous Knowledge:
The “cloud” for Local knowledge
Dissemination

Title Slide
Cultivating the Innovation culture...
Undocumented Local
Knowledge
 Loss of important components across
generations
 Scattered and not accessible
Yet…….
 Sma...
Caroline's story?

 Distance from inputs-dealer’ or union/town: 45 km

 Distance from Ag ext station/sub county: 1 hr wa...
Typical Farmer Problem

A
Problem- 10 of her birds of 20 had died.
Solution -A CKW looked up the problem using a phone and...
How It works
Call Center
Call Center
& Issue
Tracking

Grameen
cloud
Local Knowledgebase

CKW intermediary

Content team
W...
Smart Apps
Local caching

 Farmers aren’t always
online
 Network coverage isn’t
yet 100%
 Informational databases
need ...
Coverage of CKW network
36 Districts
1,139 CKWs

CKW
Extension
worker



4-6 villages

 500-800 households

5-10 km


...
We hope…
Developing a base for local knowledge will.
 Secure innovations for future generations

 Increase accessibility...
CKW program –September 2013
204,152

1,139

36
Districts

CKWs

25.08%

74,650

Repeat
Usage

Surveys

308,059
Info
Search...
Demo of Apps
Please come to the plug and play day to see how
the CKW search Application works
Assante Sana
cwanume@grameenfoundation.org
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Presentation by Charles Marc Wanume, Research & Quality Analyst, Grameen Foundation AppLab
Session: Meeting the Content Needs of Mobile-Based Agriculture Services
on 5 Nov 2013
ICT4Ag, Kigali, Rwanda

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Mobile Indigenous Knowledge: The “cloud” for Local knowledge Dissemination

  1. 1. Mobile Indigenous Knowledge: The “cloud” for Local knowledge Dissemination Title Slide Cultivating the Innovation culture Charles Marc Wanume ICT4Ag-Kigali Nov 4-8, 2013
  2. 2. Undocumented Local Knowledge  Loss of important components across generations  Scattered and not accessible Yet…….  Smallholder farmer are unable to purchase expensive synthetic inputs  Environmental and health concerns about synthetic agricultural inputs
  3. 3. Caroline's story?  Distance from inputs-dealer’ or union/town: 45 km  Distance from Ag ext station/sub county: 1 hr walk  Income: <$1.25 a day  Education Level: Primary 7
  4. 4. Typical Farmer Problem A Problem- 10 of her birds of 20 had died. Solution -A CKW looked up the problem using a phone and advised her to add aloe-vera to drinking water she gave to the hens. All her remaining chicken survived!
  5. 5. How It works Call Center Call Center & Issue Tracking Grameen cloud Local Knowledgebase CKW intermediary Content team Web interface •SMS subscription • broadcast channels •Voice
  6. 6. Smart Apps Local caching  Farmers aren’t always online  Network coverage isn’t yet 100%  Informational databases need to be accessible always
  7. 7. Coverage of CKW network 36 Districts 1,139 CKWs CKW Extension worker  4-6 villages  500-800 households 5-10 km  15-40 villages  3,000-9,000 households 50-300 km
  8. 8. We hope… Developing a base for local knowledge will.  Secure innovations for future generations  Increase accessibility  Provide cost effective solutions for smallholder farmers  Reduce health and environmental risks  Ensure multi-stakeholder involvement in knowledge generation and dissemination
  9. 9. CKW program –September 2013 204,152 1,139 36 Districts CKWs 25.08% 74,650 Repeat Usage Surveys 308,059 Info Searches Farmers Registered 42 Crops & Livestock 1,845,115 Total Interactions
  10. 10. Demo of Apps Please come to the plug and play day to see how the CKW search Application works
  11. 11. Assante Sana cwanume@grameenfoundation.org

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