Thursday, November 7, 2013

Agricultural Technology- Digital Green


Digital Green



     Using low-cost pocket video cameras, Digital Green is a massive database full of instructional videos from across India, Ghana, and Ethiopia. It is currently working in around 1,500 villages with more than 125,000 farmers, roughly 70 percent of whom are female. It helps its users by sharing agricultural knowledge and supporting and encouraging use of new techniques. Each video is 8 to 10 minutes long, made by a farmer addressing various agricultural questions. 


Pros: It allows the illiterate populations, which is more than 40 percent in India, 30 percent in Ghana, and 60 percent in Ethiopia, to learn and get benefit from the videos. 


Cons: This is a very labor-intensive process, involving farmers from many countries. 



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