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Video-mediated farmer-to-farmer learning for sustainable agriculture

Posted by EKStallings on Oct 26, 2011
Video-mediated farmer-to-farmer learning for sustainable agriculture data sheet 1387 Views
Van Mele, Paul
Publication Date: 
Oct 2011
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper

From June to September 2011, Agro-Insight conducted a scoping study for SDC, GFRAS and SAI Platform on the production, dissemination and use of farmer training videos in developing countries, with a focus on sustainable agriculture. Literature was consulted, the internet screened, experts and users consulted and a global on-line survey launched in English, French and Spanish.

There is a general consensus that farmers need good agricultural training videos, but they do not browse the web in search of them. For watching videos they rely mainly on outside agencies. Only about 20% of all respondents have never used video to train farmers and have never searched the web for agricultural videos. Many of those didn’t know where to look for videos, hadn’t found videos on the right subject or hadn’t found videos in their local language.

Mobile is one of the technologies discussed, but not the only. The study cites some mobile-based programs and notes current limitations to mobile video for farmers.


Anonymous Cell Phone Video from Iran Wins Journalism Award

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Mar 11, 2010

A video filmed on a mobile phone made history when it won the George Polk Award for Journalism this year. Not only was it the first video to win in the newly-created videography category, it was also the first video in the Polk's 61-year history awarded to an anonymous citizen journalist.

The video shows the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a young Iranian woman shot and killed during the protests in June 2009 following the Iranian elections. After the release of the video, news organizations around the world took note. Hundreds of thousands of viewers have seen the video of the young woman's death and it galvanized protests around the world. The press release from the Polk Awards describes the video:

Anonymous Cell Phone Video from Iran Wins Journalism Award data sheet 7665 Views
Countries: Iran