Mobile Training for Rural Farmers

With large rural populations in Africa, it can be difficult to reach farmers for training and traveling to training can be costly and time consuming for farmers.The Mobile Training Unit project is an innovative agricultural extension training approach, which allows for large groups of smallholder farmers to receive audio and visual training lessons in rural areas. With funding from the John Deere Foundation, the second phase of the program builds upon impressive results from the first phase including 72 percent increase in knowledge among farmers and 65 percent of farmers adopting some of the practices. The first phase exceeded its targets of training farmers significantly in both countries.