ERIC Number: ED461054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Locally Generated Printed Materials in Agriculture: Experience from Uganda and Ghana. Education Research Paper. Report.
The needs of grassroots farmers in Uganda and Ghana for locally developed print materials were examined through a postal survey of nearly 200 organizations and examinations of 75 autonomous farmer groups and 95 organizations sharing agricultural information in both countries. Both printed agricultural information relevant to grassroots farmers and networks for distributing such existing information were in short supply. Most large organizations directed their efforts mainly toward networking with similar organizations rather than toward visiting grassroots farmers or meeting their information needs. Group support to grassroots farmers was deemed very important because it provides a safety net that allows members to share and try out new ideas. The study confirmed the existence of considerable potential for supporting extension services, nongovernmental organizations, mass media services, farmers, animators, and literacy services in the generation and production of agricultural information in local languages and aimed at group usage. (Thirty-two tables/figures and 100 references are included. The following items are among those appended: sample pages of the publication "Footsteps"; samples of materials in local languages; information about the survey respondents; a list of languages used for sharing information by survey respondents; maps showing areas and groups visited; lists of organizations contacted; and sample newsletters and locally generated materials.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Community Development, Community Education, Developing Nations, Empowerment, Extension Education, Farmers, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Instructional Materials, Language of Instruction, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Newsletters, Nongovernmental Organizations, Organizational Change, Organizational Objectives, Place Based Education, Policy Formation, Printed Materials, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for International Development, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Ghana; Uganda