Double satisfaction for the AgriCultures Network!
We gladly heard that among the best case stories participating in the challenge, two have been submitted by members of the AgriCultures Network: Jorge Chavez-Tafur (editor in chief at ILEIA, the Netherlands) and Anthony Mugo (programmes manager at ALIN, Kenya). The latter even falling in the 'Top Five'!
The case story presented by Jorge Chavez-Tafur, entitled “Documenting the Documentation Processes”, shows the importance of documenting successful experiences in small-scale farming so that knowledge can be shared among farmers. Every successful experience acts as a lesson to be learned by others. It is therefore essential that such a lesson will be made as clear, detailed and accessible as possible. The latter quite often has to overcome a number of difficulties, hence the necessity of turning our attention to Documenting the Documentation Processes.
The aim of the case study submitted by Anthony Mugo, “Connecting Arid Lands Communities With Knowledge”, is about documenting the significant outcomes of the ALIN Maarifa (Knowledge) Centres. Thanks to the innovative and fruitful employment of ICTs, these centres have been revealed as a noteworthy initiative to spread and share knowledge among small-scale farmers in remote areas of Eastern Africa. If you are interested in this initiative supported by ALIN, we would like to inform you that the next issue of Farming Matters will contain an article concerning Maarifa Centers written by Anthony Mugo and Mireille Vermeulen.
In conclusion we would kindly like to invite you to the KM Impact Challenge unConference, which will be held on this forthcoming May 5th and 6th, 2011 in Washington, DC.