01 November 2005

Internet learning support service for farmers in East Africa

The Linking Local Learners (LLL) project uses the Internet to support farmer-level learning and information exchange in East Africa.

LLL aims to establish the mechanisms and an environment for horizontal peer exchange between local farmers and service providers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. It relies on rapid and frequent communication flows between local farmers and service providers. The learning support service allows groups of local learners to use email and internet to stay in contact with each other and it helps them organize and see the advances in their learning over time. So far, learners use the service to conduct 'virtual' distance workshops on learning topics of their own choice. Some users also experience a breakout from their established local information networks, allowing them to connect with each other over great distances.




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