29 May 2008

'Allo Ingenier': Phone service for farmers in Cameroon

A news story from IRIN asks what a poor farmer in Cameroon does when something goes wrong? Or when new information is needed. She doesn't have books and libraries or access to the Internet. Knowledge is passed down from generation to generation but that has limits, particularly for an enterprising farmer who wants to try growing something new. One solution is to pick up the phone and call ‘Allo Ingenier’ where an agricultural expert is always on call.

This question and answer service is provided by the Documentation Centre for Rural Development in Yaoundé which is part of an agricultural non-governmental organisation (NGO) called the Service d’Appui aux Initiatives Locales de Développement (SAILD).

It is part supported by CTA and associated to the SICAC project.

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