January 3, 2018
23-25 November, Johannesburg, South Africa
Krishan Bheenick, Senior Programme Coordinator of Knowledge Management at CTA, explains the value of knowledge management techniques such as experience capitalisation, which are being introduced as part of CTA’s Southern Africa Flagship Project with the aim to build smallholder farmers’ resilience through the adoption of climate smart agriculture. Experience capitalisation encourages people to reflect on their practices and understand the reasoning behind certain decisions, failures and successes. It ultimately provides the opportunity to learn from experiences and share these lessons.
As the need for innovative climate smart agriculture solutions become imperative, the demand for effective and efficient climate information services emerges as one of the key issues to ensure food and nutrition security.
Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) self-learners now total 153,739, an increase of over 35% since 2010. New courses are currently being developed, and efforts accelerated to make IMARK Open Educational Resources (OERs) open access.
March 1, 2016
Studies reveal how digital platforms can build tourism led agribusiness linkages
Two studies commissioned by CTA have revealed how online knowledge‑sharing platforms can support the development of tourism‑led agribusiness. The studies, based in the South Pacific and Caribbean regions, revealed keen local interest from agricultural and tourism sectors that would benefit from linkages created by a digital community.