Learning happens whether it is guided or not, the difference is that better, faster and longer lasting learning is usually guided. It is commonplace to believe that a training manual constitutes training but if you think about your own experiences you probably won’t remember an exceptional training manual as much as an exceptional trainer, and invariably they will have designed the learning experience carefully. Designing for learning can make a great deal of difference in training contexts, whether face-to-face, remote or somewhere in between.
Access to clean seed, knowledge of good agronomic practices and hard work leads youth to a tenfold potato harvest in Kibirichia, Meru County, Kenya. Atop a hillside, in the remote village of Kathetene, Meru County in Kenya, 23-year-old Stanley Muriuki wakes up at 5am to begin his day. He scouts through a two-acre potato plot … Continue reading →
As the three year Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project winds up in September 2018, the potato value chain reports several achievements. First is the successful introduction and dissemination of new potato technologies—drought, pest and disease tolerant varieties; use of quality seed by farmers; adoption of apical rooted cuttings by seed … Continue reading →