Posts Tagged ‘CKW’

“Melinda and I believe that helping the poorest smallholder farmers grow more and get it to market is the world’s single most powerful lever for reducing hunger and poverty.”Bill Gates

One of the five AGCommons’ Quick Win Projects, the Community Level Crop Disease Surveillance has achieved an important result: as a component of the larger Community Knowledge Workers (CKW) Project implemented by the Grameen Foundation, it has contributed to demonstrate the potential of the model. The CKW Project is scaling up its activities after receiving a huge boost in the form of a $4.7 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. AGCommons is proud to have contributed to its success. (more…)


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“Mobile phone has revolutionized scientists’ ability to track crop disease and communicate the latest scientific advances to remote farmers” says the article on NYTimes.com on the Crop Disease project, one of the five “quickwin” AGCommons projects. (more…)

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From June 17th – 19th 2009, the Grameen Foundation, the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Uganda’s National Agriculture Research Institute (NARO) conducted a 3 day joint training program in Uganda’s Mbale District.  The training focused on transforming 20 Community Knowledge Workers (CKWs) into “Mobile Banana Disease Monitors”. (more…)

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