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The use of cartoons in promoting Ecological organic agriculture among children and youths in smallholder farming communities

Mwine, Julius Tedson; Murongo, Marius Flarian and Ssemakula, Joseph (2018) The use of cartoons in promoting Ecological organic agriculture among children and youths in smallholder farming communities. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olowe, Victor Idowu; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola; Azim, Khalid and Olugbenga, AdeOluwa (Eds.) Ecological and Organic Agriculture Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development in the Context of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Scientific Track Proceedings of the 4th African Organic Conference. November 5-8, 2018. Saly Portudal, Senegal, pp. 299-302.

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This paper aims to showcase the functionality of a cartoon in promoting ecological organic agricultural knowledge among youths in smallholder farming communities. A pretest and posttest quasi experimental design was used on a group of urban, peri-urban and rural primary school children of age 5-12 years between 2015 and 2016. The 12 EOA cartoon Book topics upon which the tests were made on the school children were developed in a participatory manner involving scientists, farmers, cartoonists, youths and animators. Observations indicate that using a cartoon in teaching EOA knowledge provided a relaxed learning mode, while the learners are entertained. The interactive and entertaining environment enhances the retention of the ecological organic agriculture principles and practices embedded in the cartoon images, sounds and symbols, hence a conclusion that cartoons in whatever format, are important tools in promoting EOA practices through increasing youth academic achievement and the level of knowledge retention in ecological organic agriculture.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:EOA Cartoon books, children, farming, youths
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2018: 4th African Organic Conference
Uganda
Uganda > Martyrs University
ISBN:978-3-86576-190-3
Related Links:http://www.afronet.bio/
Deposited By: Mwine, Professor Julius
ID Code:33406
Deposited On:26 Sep 2019 06:41
Last Modified:26 Sep 2019 06:41
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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