Using technology to multiply the reach of oral tradition

The category Cool initiatives is a space to briefly summarise and highlight projects and programmes in agriculture that work to increase food security and that I find cool. From implementation of important theories, such as participative action research, to the use of novel tools to support old traditions, cool can mean different things.

I’m really interested in applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve agriculture. I’m particularly keen on ideas that seem natural and could be appropriated by the users. That’s why digitalGREEN caught my attention.

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Time-travelling to food security

The category Cool initiatives is a space to briefly summarise and highlight projects and programmes in agriculture that work to increase food security and that I find cool. From implementation of important theories, such as participative action research, to the use of novel tools to support old traditions, cool can mean different things.

Imagine that you are a Colombian quinoa farmer. Things are going well right now but you’ve heard about climate change and you’re concerned because you don’t know how your soil and rainfall patterns are going to be like in let’s say 2030. You would like to peek into the future conditions of your farm today in order to prepare and adapt.

Well, put your aluminium foil helmet on and let’s travel to your future climate, TODAY!

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