23 November 2009

Using ICTs to exchange farmer experiences in Bolivia

This IICD-supported project uses ICTs to support the exchange of successful experiences related to ecological agriculture and the sustainable use of natural resources among farmer communities.

ICTs are used to disseminate information concerning a wide range of experiences, valuable knowledge and the use of innovative technologies among small farmers. Distant communities of small organic farmers can take advantage of this information. The project comprises the registration of experiences and the production and dissemination of training material based mainly on multimedia presentation tools, combining texts, digital photography, audio, video, printed material and the production of testimonial radio programmes broadcasted through rural and community radio stations.

A lesson learned: "The AGRECOL project has shown that it is possible for farmers to document their knowledge and experience themselves, provided guidance and capacity development in the use of audiovisual means is given."

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