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.