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FarmerLedDocumentation and knowledge sharing : case studies from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

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Abstract: This publication provides an overview of six pilot projects in four Eastern and Southern African countries where participatory approaches for learning and knowledge sharing were experimented. Under the umbrella of a project ‘Farmer Led Documentation’ (FLD), a group of development partners and farmers associations implemented activities that promote farmer’s leadership roles in the process of capturing their knowledge in order to share it within their own communities, other farming communities and other stakeholders. Generally, the participating farmers enhanced their documentation skills and started to use those skills. This generated substantial enthusiasm among the local communities as they actively took part in documenting their knowledge and practices. This publication is a source of information and inspiration for other farmers associations or development organizations, which intend to incorporate participatory learning and documentation methodologies in their work. They may use the information and the lessons learnt in these six pilots as an input to shape their own experiments. Agricultural research institutions and universities, as well as international and national policy makers may also incorporate some of the principles of the approach in research and policy cycles.
Authors: Magunda, M. , Wuhib Mutungi, E. , Lutalo, S.G.
Corporate author(s): Oxfam Novib
Country: Kenya , Tanzania, United Republic of , Uganda , Zambia
Category: Practice
Keywords: agriculture , communities , empowerment , information services , knowledge management , participation
Language: eng
Organization: Oxfam Novib
Organization: Pelum Uganda , Prolinnova - Promoting local innovation
PAGE: vi, 46
Place: Kamwokya [etc.]
Publisher: Palum Uganda [etc.]
Year: 2010
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2010 Palum Uganda, Oxfam Novib & Prolinnova
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: FarmerLedDocumentation and knowledge sharing : case studies from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia