Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2017

Appropriate Information Technologies for Agricultural Sustainability (AITAS)

Christian Andres
Christian Andres
Switzerland
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland;
Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), Ghana - Switzerland/Ghana

Switzerland

The BCFN YES grant will help Ghanaian cocoa farmers to get information on the prevention of cocoa swollen shoot virus, which may contribute to their livelihoods

Appropriate information technologies (AIT) such as videos on mobile phones can increase access to information in challenging social contexts. However, the impact of those strategies for sustainable food systems has been poorly addressed. While farmers easily understand videos on agricultural innovations, much is to be learned about how to optimize them. AITAS intends to address this question using a transdisciplinary approach in Ghana. The project unites agronomists, communications scientists, sociologists and film-makers for the creation of videos on the prevention of cocoa swollen shoot virus disease (CSSVD) in Ghana. The areas where the videos are shared with farmers will be revisited to evaluate both their spread and the adoption of portrayed innovations, as well as their real life impact. Implicitly, the project explores the potential of videos to overcome existing gender gaps in terms of access to agricultural information.

Shortlisted projects

Lebanon

Maternal and child nutrition among refugees and host communities in Greater Beirut, Lebanon: A focus on anemia
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Switzerland

Appropriate Information Technologies for Agricultural Sustainability (AITAS)
Christian Andres
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United States

Using Forests to Support Nutrition During Times of Drought: A Multinational Social-Ecological Analysis
Matthew Cooper
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Nigeria

Pollution to Production: An environmental remediation approach for biogas production under cowpea cultivation.
Ikoko Chioma Bella
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Zimbabwe

Towards desired food systems: A community visioning approach
Leon Gwaka
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France

Overcoming the obsolete opposition between formal and informal seed systems: toward the necessary coherence of West Africa seed legislations
Morgane Leclercq
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Italy

CDC - Climate and Diet Change: The Role of International Law
Giovanni Sciaccaluga
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Ghana

Effects of Domestic Market Institutions on Third-Party Certification Programs and Attendant Impacts on Intermediary Buyers and Smallholders
Ebenezer Offei Ansah
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Philippines

Addressing the Regional Food Security Issues: The Small Island Ecosystem Stability and Food Security Nexus
Edgar Jr Reyes
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Italy

YES!BAT - SUSTAINABLE RICE FIELDS: SAY YES! TO BATS
Laura Garzoli
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