So what's the problem?
The Compendium Programme, co-ordinated by CABI, has been responsible for creating a collection of interactive electronic information storage and sharing facilities each specific to a particular subject area. So far, there are compendia covering aquaculture; animal health and production; crop protection; and forestry. The compendia have been compiled in collaboration with key stakeholders using information from experts. And innovative multimedia tools allow users to find the information they are looking for with great ease and efficiency.
What is this project doing?
CABI is collaborating with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in a project that aims to improve the awareness of and access to the Animal Health and Production Compendium (AHPC) and the Aquaculture Compendium in Tanzania. The core of the project will see training courses and activities that will help to move towards the maximum utilization of the two compendia in developing countries, starting with Tanzania.
Results so far
A three day training workshop on the Animal Health and Production Compendium has been held in Tanzania. 16 people participated, including researchers, scientists, vets from a central diagnostic lab, livestock extension workers and a farmers’ magazine publisher. The participants were trained on how to use the compendium, and data was collected relating to the current status of information sharing and IT within the participating stakeholders. Each participant was given a copy of the compendium, along with training materials, to use and promote in their place of work.
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