OL 333 Assignment Four Homework
Online Learning: OL 333 Climate Smart Agriculture.


This week’s resources:
-Assignment Four Discussion
-Resources listed in Assignment Four Discussion

Download Class Docs:
-Magee Example Project Assignment Four
Soil Restoration and Conservation for Smallholder Farmers; Field Guide, How To Card and Workshop Lesson Plan
Agricultural Soil and Water Management for Sloping Land; Field Guide, How To Card and Workshop Lesson Plan

Assignment Four. Survey for Solution-Oriented Techniques for Reducing Soil and Water Loss on Sloping Terrain

Part One.
I would recommend scanning the list of resources in the Assignment Four Discussion, and then pick a couple that seem the most interesting to you.
After reviewing the documents compare the technologies to the needs identified within your community, and to the resources they have available to see if one of these technologies might be appropriate for your project.

Then write a very brief paragraph about your community’s resources, and the viability of incorporating one of these technologies into your project.

Include a bulleted list of the individual specific facets that would work in your project.

Part Two.
If one of these technologies is appropriate for your community’s needs, do a quick Internet search on the specific technology by your community’s country or region. Look especially for any scientific studies (like the Ethiopian studies in the discussion sheet) that demonstrate the viability of one of these technologies for your country/region.

List three (and provide the Internet link) of the handbooks, documents, or scientific studies that you find—and then write a brief paragraph summarizing the documents.

If none of these technologies are appropriate for your project and your community—then you’ll have a fairly easy assignment this week—all you need to do is to tell me that they aren’t appropriate.

The homework to turn in will be:
1. A short paragraph about your interest, your communities interest in the viability of incorporating one of these technologies into your project—or possibly incorporating one facet of these technologies into your project.
2. A list of three online resources (including their online links) about Conservation Agriculture or Low Input Agriculture in your project’s country.
3. A short paragraph summarizing your findings described in these documents.

Go to Magee’s Example Project Assignment Four to see what this could look like.

See you next week.