28 April 2010

Capturing and sharing learning from the fields

Speaking today in the IAALD world congress, Jorge Jorge Chavez-Tapur explained why and how ILEIA promotes better documentation of agricultural practices and learning.

His starting points: despite the recognition of the importance of agriculture and calls for us to avoid 'business as usual' - most of the 'unusual' and innovative practices already happening are hardly visible.

"If we go to the field, we see millions of these interesting learning experiences, but hardly any of them are captured and shared"

Hence, ILEIA promotes and supports efforts to identify, document and share these experiences. (More ...)

A key issue, one that is not usually acknowledged, is the issue of ownership - 'too much' ownership by an individual or an organization is one of the many reasons why these experiences are not openly shared.

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