2 3 Ben Sekamatte

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Published on January 25, 2008

Author: Susann

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Knowledge Management for profitable Smallholder cotton production: the case of Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) Program in Zambia:  Knowledge Management for profitable Smallholder cotton production: the case of Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) Program in Zambia Ben M. Sekamatte, YIELD Program Manager, Dunavant Zambia Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in Why CmiA? The productivity concern:  Why CmiA? The productivity concern Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Other critical concerns of CmiA:  Other critical concerns of CmiA Socio / People – e.g. Child labor, Bonded/ forced labor, freedom to organize Planet/ Ecological- e.g. Deforestation Encroaching on conservation areas etc Economic /Profit- e.g. Immoral transactions Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Requires innovative KM models and skills to guarantee acceptable compliance levels & sustainability in smallholder production systems Compliance Non-compliance Empowering farmers with Functional knowledge – key to industry success:  Empowering farmers with Functional knowledge – key to industry success Promotion of knowledge as a production tool to boost smallholder yields Rectification of Pre & Post independence –inefficient management of functional knowledge for cash crops production Creation of closer farmer-private sector relations–upon economic liberalization Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Dunavant / CmiA principle beliefs:  Dunavant / CmiA principle beliefs Cotton is a volume business Only farmers that can make profit will continue to grow the crop Mode of knowledge packaging and sharing critical For sustainability, farmers MUST See Understand Practice Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA The YIELD (CmiA) approach:  The YIELD (CmiA) approach Y = yield I = improvement E = empowerment L = learning D = discipline Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Integrating the YiELD knowledge:  Integrating the YiELD knowledge YIELD PROGRAM Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA CmiA Knowledge packs for smallholders:  CmiA Knowledge packs for smallholders Consider diversity of farmer backgrounds Simple enough to comprehend and apply Have comprehendible bearing to IK and poverty Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Knowledge bases of the Yield Program:  Knowledge bases of the Yield Program Improve production efficiency & therefore yield, Increase net earnings, Improve ecological & social sustainability Through tailored training of over 100,000 farmers in 2 years Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Empowering by show-casing, Field Days & Exchange Visits:  Empowering by show-casing, Field Days & Exchange Visits Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Audio-Video technology:  Audio-Video technology Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Ordinary Farmers analysis:  Ordinary Farmers analysis Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Collaborating Farmers:  Collaborating Farmers CmiA Farmers analysis:  CmiA Farmers analysis Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Per Ha Net incomes in US $:  Per Ha Net incomes in US $ Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Going forward at Dunavant:  Going forward at Dunavant YIELD PROGRAM Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Conclusions:  Conclusions The CmiA program is a simple but broad KM model for farmer empowerment. CmiA promotes functional knowledge packs for smallholder farmers to profitably & sustainability grow cotton Investment in smallholder farmer empowerment, yields substantial returns – improves net incomes of farmers Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA Thank you:  Thank you Dunavant Zambia-founding partner in CmiA

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