Creating a rooftop farmers network

Published: 13 April 2017
Last edited: 23 April 2021

A rooftop farmers network established with all participating community members/ households focused on creating a community of practice. As people are more likely to lose interest and get demotivated, creating a support system where beneficaries can exchange, share experiences, challenges, thoughts, and even dreams has proved to keep people motivated and also strengthen social ties between community members. 

Classifications

Category
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Implementation
Monitoring
Documentation and dissemination of results
Entirety

Enabling factors

A platform for regular exchanges that mobilizes the rooftop farmers

Lessons learned

  • Regular exchanges focusing on different topics to spark the farmer's interests
  • visits could be integrated in these exchanges
  • ongoing communication, especially during extreme weather events is cruicial. A whatsapp group was initiated to keep participants in close communication with Hub Enablers, and to also share photos of unusual plant conditions