Knowledge management pays dividends

Many adaptation measures urgently needed in agriculture today as a consequence of climate change concern water in agriculture and were already devised and implemented in the 1980s as a part of rural development activities. However, most of the experience and knowledge have sunk without trace. Systematic knowledge management at that time would have made it possible to benefit from this experience today in the planning and implementation of water-related adaptation measures, providing effective support for these measures and hastening their implementation. In addition good knowledge management ensures that recent and relevant knowledge can be quickly accessed and put to use.

Artur Vallentin
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Eschborn, Germany

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