This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8213:Including the voices of the poor:
developing a decision-making framework for livestock disease
prioritisation and the uptake of animal health technologies by poor
Researchers working in India have developed Livestock Guru—a multi-media
interactive learning program to teach farmers about animal health,
welfare, and production. The program is available in two languages
(Tamil and Oriya) and poor livestock keepers are being given access to
it through kiosks with computing facilities. In Tamil Nadu and
Pondicherry, these kiosks are permanently available in local village
knowledge centres. In Orissa, on the other hand, they are being placed
in NGO training centres and local government offices for two months
before being moved on. Importantly, the program keeps a record of
exactly what information users ask for. This information can then be
used to make decision makers aware of the needs of the poor and to
update the program.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (14 pp.) taken from the CD.
LPP25, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 137.