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E learning in agriculture

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E learning in agriculture

  1. 1. E-Learning in Agriculture Muhammad Saleem Ahmad Ranjha
  2. 2. Bismillah IrRahman NiRaheem
  3. 3. Pakistan Strengths Agriculture  Wheat 7th  Rice 7th  Cotton 4th  Chikpeas 2nd  Sugarcane 4th  2nd largest Irrigation System  2nd biggest glacial system out of Antarctica
  4. 4. Pakistan Strengths Dairy and Live Stock  Milk 4th  Buffalo Milk 2nd  Livestock 2nd  Meat production 2nd
  5. 5. Pakistan Strengths Horticulture  Dates 4th  Mangoes 10th  Citrus 10th  Apricots 4th  Apples 10th  Onion 3rd  Okra 3rd  Cauliflower 8th
  6. 6. Pakistan Human Resources  Population 6th  Labor Force 10th  English Language 5th  Global Diaspora 6th  Foreign Remittances 4th
  7. 7. Pakistan Strengths ICT  Phone Lines 120 M 8th  Internet Connections 31 M 15th
  8. 8. Pakistan on Social Media Map  Facebook 7.8 M 28th  Twitter 2.0 M 19th  Linkedin 1.5 M 10th  Elance 30,000 plus out of 1.3 M users
  9. 9. Advantages of E-Learning  At par with the best institutions of the world  The World is Flat now  Reading Books Newspapers and Magazines  PDF Versions  Public data and presentations  Lectures and Podcasts available
  10. 10. Viducate  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VVKHLhD4Y
  11. 11. MOOCs n OCW  http://www.ted.com/talks/anant_agarwal_why_ massively_open_online_courses_still_matter.html
  12. 12. Punjab Great Step  http://elearn.punjab.gov.pk/
  13. 13. Beaconhouse  www.elebeaconhouse.net
  14. 14. E-Learning Quran and Hadith www.asanquran.com www.quranexplorer.com www.tanzil.net www.millat.com
  15. 15. E-Learning Digital Books  www.scribd.com  www.4shared.com  http://beta.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/eR eforms/DigitalLibrary/Pages/Mainpage.aspx
  16. 16. E-Learning Sources Basic, Secondary Education & TVET  www.rehanschool.com  www.rehantraining.com  www.teletaleem.com
  17. 17. Schools and Colleges  www.eurekaelearning.com  www.blossoms.mit.edu
  18. 18. E-Learning Sources College Level  www.khanacademy.org  http://ocw.vu.edu.pk/Default.aspx
  19. 19. Famous Universities E Learning Courses  www.coursera.org  www.edx.org
  20. 20. Some Other Important Courses  www.udemy.com  www.openculture.com  www.ocwconsortium.com  www.academicearth.org
  21. 21. Making Money from Social Media  www.youtube.com  www.elance.com  www.fiver.com  www.odesk.com
  22. 22. Issues in Agriculture
  23. 23. Ranjha Farms Issues  Low Salaries, quick turn out of employees  Heavy cost of fertilizers  More irrigation and deeper tillage required  High pH Level  Decrease in net profit  Unprofitable dairy stock
  24. 24. Sustainable Agriculture Land Management  University of Florida  Dr. George Hochmuth -How to increase Production? -How to manage nutrient inputs? -How to improve the irrigation management? -How to save the Environment?
  25. 25. Triple Bottom Line  Food Insecurity and need for more production  Balancing the Agriculture Profitability  Saving Environment for our future Generations
  26. 26. Ranjha Farms  95 acres of Citrus and fodder  22 acres of Sugarcane and Bamboo  100+ animals  Biogas, Bio-aabs, Compost Fertilizers  Akhuwat Microfinance  Iqra Solar Powered Schools  Solar Power in Mosque and Sponsors House  E-village and E-Agriculture  Registered for Carbon Crediting
  27. 27. Biogas Solution and Carbon Crediting  Biogas  Biogas by RSPN  Biogas by Punjab Government  Savings  Carbon Crediting  A New Punjab
  28. 28. What I Can Do
  29. 29. Some Agriculture Apps  http://www.croplife.com/editorial/15-best-newagriculture-apps-worth-downloading-in-2014/  http://www.croplife.com/editorial/15-best-newagriculture-apps-worth-downloading-in2014/#/BlackoutGallery/51104/1  http://m.agriculture.com/apps
  30. 30. Citrus apps
  31. 31. The Way Forward  Linking with Research around the world thru OCW  Disseminating & translating the same for local milieu  Developing Mobile Apps, Not web rather Mobile Phone  Linking with Agriculture Communities  Their testing and subsequent dissemination in the country and the world  Potential for Carbon Finance in Agriculture
  32. 32. The Way Forward  UOS Agriculture College and UOS IT Collaboration  Support of Punjab Agriculture  Information Technology University ITU  Pringit
  33. 33. Inshallah Jazak Allah & Allah Hafiz

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