Site Specific Agriculture based on Farmers' Experience
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World Ag Info Project Design Team
Solution Scenario Concept: The basic premises we work from are that: (a) as the conditions under which farmers operate are highly heterogeneous and farmers are always trying out something new, every time a farmer plants and harvests a crop it is an experiment, and (b) if it were possible to compile the information on what the farmer did and characterize the conditions of a large number of these experiments it would be possible to deduce optimum practices for specific conditions. This approach is actually as old as agriculture itself with farmers constantly experimenting, observing and innovating: what is new is the power of modern information technology available to us to exploit to the full this approach. It is now feasible to bring together multiple experiences, and through network effects, obtain vastly more valuable knowledge than that gleaned from a limited number of cases.
WorldAgInfo Project Solution Scenario 3: Developing Capacity at the Community Level. Based on the deliberations of participant groups in Workshop 1, the WorldAgInfo Design Team drafted a problems and solutions summary document (available within Section Three of the Final Report). This is one of several potential solution scenarios to emerge through that process. These were in turn used to inform proposed information projects generated by Workshop 2 participants in Livingstone, Zambia (available within Section Two of the Final Report).
World Ag Info Project
Information Systems; Agriculture; ICT; Agricultural Development; International Development; Agricultural Education