Laikipia Rural Voices (LRV) emerged as the winner of the best blog for East Africa in the institutional category of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) in 2014. With over 400 articles, the blog has been instrumental in sharing knowledge from the field to the youth, and as a result, many young people have developed an interest in agriculture and are now actively engaged into farming.
Blogging for experience sharing and bridging knowledge gap
The blog “Laikipia Rural Voices” (LRV) was started in 2011 by Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), an international NGO operating in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This initiative aimed at promoting citizen journalism among young people by training and equipping them with basic journalism skills such as photojournalism, news writing, creative writing, feature writing, interviewing, media laws and ethics, and blogging.
ALIN’s initiative of training local communities on citizen journalism and blogging has also led the UNDP under its Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program (UNDP GEF SGP) grantees from the Laikipia County to adopt blogging as a way of sharing their project experiences.
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