Internet School for Farmers aims to enable the creation of elearning courses for local farmers to learn about sustainable agriculture practices. An online community portal is being created with content covering topics including; sustainable agriculture, soil erosion, water pollution, livestock and composting and linking agriculture knowledge and help desk services from the government, and finally promoting to rural farmers to imporve their access to e-Agriculture.
We have been working on awareness and development of technologies and content. This project done in local languages is challenging as local language technologies are still grooming. However we were able to obtain relevent content and support from the contributors. We found at our awareness sessions that local farmers do not use Internet for learning as well as promoting their produces. One of the major outcomes we expect from the project is to enable e learning and trading of commodities on the Internet as a long term goal which will help reduce their costs of travel and improve the environment. We think major beneficiaries of our project is upcoming youth and women. Following are some of the photos from the project.
Posted: 8 July 2011 by niranjanmeegammana