Cartoons to teach farming

Here’s an interesting article about the use of cartoons and local dialects in mobile videos being used to teach farmers safe and effective farming methods.  A group called Scientific Animations Without Borders, which includes researchers from the University of Illinois, is using animated videos downloaded from the Internet to mobile phones to teach farmers in West Africa about new practices in local dialects and languages. For some illustration of the methods Scientific Animations Without Borders work with, watch this TED X talk by Barry Pittendrigh:


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CTED, as part of the New York University Abu Dhabi Research Grant, is a multidisciplinary research lab that focuses on combining economic principles, technological advances, and human-centric design to create innovative solutions for the problems experienced in emerging regions.
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