Documentation for change
A key ingredient for upscaling and sustaining this impact is to write down what was done right, and also what went wrong, and then disseminate the lessons learnt. Unfortunately, this is not easy: it is rare that time and effort is put into organising , analysing and documenting experiences, for various reasons.
With this section, AgriCultures Network wants to encourage practitioners to sit back, analyse their work and get out a few lessons, and put them down on paper, learn from their own experience, and at the same time help others learn as well. Farmers, field workers and officials can thus contribute to the existing body of knowledge on small scale farming.
This site is divided into different sub-sections, each looking at one specific aspect. Each one brings a set of lessons and recommendations, all of them emerging from real-life cases.
The selection on how to document is at the same time sub-divided, with separate pages looking at each of the steps of a documentation process. You can find different examples, with each section presenting more lessons and recommendations. Each section also has links to articles published in Farming Matters magazine.
You can also download Learning from experience.