Knowledge Management to increase Agricultural Output
In response to the gap btwn information haves a & have nots in Bangladesh & in order to fill it, Padma proposes a digital revolution in southwest rural areas. The originality of Padma's activities resides in the use of knowledge brokering, a strategy to close the "know-do gap". This interactive process relies on strong linkages w/ various agricultural actors that enable farmers at the grassroots to share info with nat'l & global expertise. The knowledge provided responds to local farmers' particular needs in an understandable local language.
Padma is training (un/less)educated rural youth to become knowledge brokers to transfer agricultural knowledge to farmers. It provides employment to youth and enables higher agricultural output for the farmers. By creating an Agricultural Knowledge Management System (AKMS) for marginalized rural farming communities, Faisal is improving their access to knowledge on sustainable resources management and livelihoods security. Padma also is promoting economic empowerment of women. The organization is working for capacity building of women communities under the program: Increase accessibility to Information and Knowledge Management for the socially disadvantaged women community.