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Syscope, , 08/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Alternative approaches to achieve a living income: A roadmap for flexible premiums, Huetz-Adams, Friedel , Alternative approaches to increase the income of cocoa farmers, April 2017, Bonn, (2017) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands: A Family Affair, Laven, Anna , Amsterdam, (2016) , (Practical Publication)
Improving sustainability in cocoa and coffee, van Rijn, Fedes, and Ingram Verina , December 2016, Wageningen, (2016) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa Action Primer 1.0, World Cocoa Foundation , 05/2016, Washington D.C., (2016) , (Practical Publication)

A Digital Farmer Field School for training in cocoa production and certification in Sierra Leone

TitleA Digital Farmer Field School for training in cocoa production and certification in Sierra Leone
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWitteveen, Loes, Goris Margriet, Lie Rico, and Ingram Verina
Date Published05/2016
InstitutionWageningen University
CityWageningen
Publication Languageenglish
Keywordsdigital, farmer schools
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This document reports on the development of a prototype Digital Farmer Field School (DFFS) called Kusheh, na minem Fatu, en mi na koko farmer (“Hello, I am Fatu and I am a cocoa farmer”). The DFFS provides an ICT-based alternative to traditional agricultural extension. More specifically, it offers a tablet-based substitute for the face-to-face certification training for cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone. The fact that gatherings of more than five people at a time were not allowed as a consequence of the Ebola outbreak triggered the development of the digital alternative to group training for cocoa
farmers.

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