Representatives from the Agriculture Department participate in the SADC-CCARDESA regional training on innovative ways to disseminate improved agricultural technologies.

With the view to improve dissemination and adoption of agriculture technologies in the SADC region, through collective efforts, a training was organized by the Centre for Coordination of Agriculture Research and Development for South Africa (CCARDESA) under the of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The workshop was held from the 20th to the 24th of May 2024 in Johannesburg South Africa.

The main aim of the training was to share innovative technologies developed by the different member states, the information shared was compiled. The final goal, is to develop a regional compendium of resilience, enhancing agricultural technologies, innovations and management practices (TIMS) of the member states.

The training also introduced the participant with online animated videos, created by Scientific Animation Without Borders (SAWBO). SAWBO creates scientifically animated videos that are translated into more than 100 languages from different countries across the world. With these animated videos farmers from all over the world can have access to educational information about farming practices.


Each member state can use these videos, to produce animated videos. Each member state, translated one of the videos into their own language, and Seychelles translated one of the videos on the preparation of pesticide from Neem, in the ‘Kreol’ language and voice over is being added, to complete the video. There will also be the possibility to produce new videos in the context of Seychelles.

The training concluded by a presentation on how the new technologies being introduce by each member states representative that can be beneficial for other countries.

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