01 October 2008

Bridging farmer-scientist knowledge

Speaking at the 2007 Farmer First conference, Paul Van Mele of the Africa Rice Center comments on ways to "help bridge the farmer knowledge and the scientific knowledge and to bring this synthesis in such a way that it becomes accessible to a wide range of users and intermediary users" so we can 'democratize knowledge." He illustrates this with the work of WARDA where they use video to "stimulate experimentation" [by farmers].

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