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African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) 2015

Improving Agricultural Productivity and Resilience to Climate Change Using the Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) Mobile Technology

Climate change Afrique

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

Titre : Improving Agricultural Productivity and Resilience to Climate Change Using the Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) Mobile Technology

Région/Pays : Afrique

Date : 2015

Descriptif
The rapid expansion of internet accessibility through mobile phone networks together with simple mobile applications and expert knowledge systems provide new opportunities to connect farmers, extension agents, development workers, and policymakers with site-specific knowledge and information. Leveraging on the advances made in mobile technology and internet access, the Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) has emerged as a knowledge system that offer agricultural-based mobile application (Apps) that allows individuals and organizations to determine land potential at a specific location by blending local knowledge and crowdsourcing technologies to produce robust information for making wise land management decisions.

Objectifs
The overall goal of the project is to globalize knowledge by collecting, sharing and integrating local and scientific knowledge about the potential productivity and resilience in order to support long-term sustainable land productivity. The objective of this project is to document the impacts of applying LandPKS mobile technology in farm management decision-making to improve agricultural productivity and climate change resilience. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has provided a seed fund to the ATPS to enable it fulfil this objective

Mise en œuvre : African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

Financement : The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

Présentation du projet

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