Haingo Rasolofomanana, Madagascar

haingo pic «Utiliser les médias sociaux pour sensibiliser les jeunes à aimer, produire et vivre de l’agriculture» (CIpD Automne 2013)

 “Using Social Media to Educate Young People to Love, Live and Produce Agriculture” (ICfD Fall 2013)

Click here to read her story in English.

Je suis sortante de la promotion automne 2013 du cours en ligne de l’UNITAR  « Collaboration Innovante pour le Développement » (CIpD). Un mois après l’obtention de mon certificat, j’ai décidé de créer un blog sur les jeunes et l’agriculture intitulé « L’odeur de la terre » et ayant pour objectif de présenter l’agriculture aux jeunes comme une filière d’avenir et valorisante pour la personne.

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 10.39.26Le blog en question a gagné dans la catégorie individuelle parmi les 12 meilleurs blogs de Prix YoBloCo organisé par CTA/ARDYIS  et ses partenaires.

J’ai utilisé les compétences acquises  lors de la formation CIpD dans la création, le lancement et l’animation de mon blog. J’ai pu constater que l’effet de l’utilisation des réseaux sociaux (facebook, twitter, groupspaces, etc)  combinée à l’agrégation et à la syndication est assez surprenant. En effet, en deux mois, j’ai eu  plus de 2000 visites répartis dans le monde entier et 337 followers; en moins d’un mois, la page facebook que j’ai créée a reçu 327 « j’aime », sans compter les messages privés et les  e-mails.

La formation CIpD nous apprend de manière pratique les techniques sur l’utilisation des outils et services du web 2.0. Mais en plus, elle nous donne une vision holistique des médias sociaux et surtout nous aide à comprendre leur rationale. C’est ce qui fait, je crois, la réussite du cours. Merci à tous les organisateurs et bonne continuation!

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 Read her story in English here!

“Using Social Media to Educate Young People to Love, Live and Produce Agriculture” (ICfD Fall 2013)

I am an alumni of the 2013 French Fall session of UNITAR’s e-Learning course “Innovative Collaboration for Development” (ICfD). A month after getting my certificate, I decided to create a blog on youth and agriculture entitled “L’odeur de la terre” (The smell of the earth), which aims to raise youth’s awareness about the agriculture sector as a rewarding future and valuable for individuals.

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 10.39.26The blog won under the Individual Category within the Top 12 Blogs of the YoBloCo Award competition organized by CTA/ARDYIS and its partners.

I also created a Facebook page. Both the blog and Facebook page are aimed at 1) mobilizing young people to like and invest in agriculture, and 2) facilitating the exchanges between youth, but also with agriculture and rural development stakeholders (at local, national, regional and international level).

I used the skills acquired during the ICfD course to create, launch and manage my blog. I have seen that the effect of the use of social networks (facebook, twitter, groupspaces, etc), in hand with the techniques of aggregation and syndication, is quite surprising. In effect, the blog had over 2300 visits from all over the world (of which more than half are from Madagascar), some posts got a hundred “Like”, and with 337 followers in just two months.  As for the Facebook page, I received 337 “Like” in just one month, not mentioning private messages and e-mails.

The blog and the Facebook page developed a certain passion in young people to discuss about agriculture on the internet. Many of them share their testimony, their perception, information on good practices, events, questions, and training opportunities about agriculture. I was agreeably surprised to see a young farmer coming from Belo Tsiribihana, a remote locality in the southern area of Madagascar, sending a post on the Facebook page: “I’m seeking outlet and information on breeding porcine”.

The ICfD course teaches us, in a practical way, how to use web 2.0 tools and services. In addition, it gives us a holistic view of social media and especially helps us to understand their purpose. This is where I think the success of the course is. Thank you to all the organizers and all the best!

 

2 thoughts on “Haingo Rasolofomanana, Madagascar

  1. Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with mmy myspace group?
    There’s a lot off people that Ithink wokuld really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Thaznk you

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