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Tools for enhancing knowledge-sharing in agriculture: improving rural livelihoods in Uganda (PLA 59)

Ednah Akiiki Karamagi and Mary Nakirya describe the work of the Busoga Rural Open Source and Development Initiative (BROSDI) in Uganda. BROSDI works with a network of farmer organisations to generate, collect and share local information about effective agricultural practice. BROSDI integrates a range of Web 2.0 tools and more traditional approaches - from digital radio, mobile phones, and blogging to regular Knowledge Sharing Forums and working with Village Knowledge Brokers.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

Article in: PLA 59. Guest editors: Holly Ashley, Jon Corbett, Ben Garside and Giacomo Rambaldi. Published by IIED and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA).

Keywords: Web 2.0, Web2forDev, ICT, ICT4D, mobile, Internet.

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