Pamela, Thank you! I share with our Social Agriculture group. Perhaps
Greg Wolff has thoughts. And I will be thinking, too. I think most
important to me is to learn about your colleagues in Nigeria and how
they might best participate at our lab? And thus get ready for future
Pamela McLean wrote:
> MyFoodStory Nigeria.
> Andrius I know MyFoodStory is really ended now, but we did say we
> would include information from Nigeria, so, despite the delay, I hope
> it is still worth doing. I am very aware you gave me $500 and have
> not yet seen any results. I tried to involve FF and Oke-Ogun
> Community Development Network (OCDN) in the MyFoodStory.
> At Fantsuam I hoped to work through the people connected with the
> Teachers Talking about ICT programme. There have been problems with
> that because of staff changes. My previous contact there had come to
> understood the idea of the value of sending information to me. Now I
> am having to build new relationships. When John Dada the director
> noticed my problem he sent the story, so we have been able to
> demonstrate that FF can supply information for your stories.
> John sent the photos to me as attachments. I sent them on to Lorraine
> and asked her to find out about making them available to everyone.
> Lorraine was not sure how to do it through the MS database. However,
> at the time I sent the photos to her she was also exploring picasa for
> publishing photos on the Internet. If you go to :
> <http://picasaweb.google.com/cawdnet/MarthaSCassavaStory> you will see
> pictures from Fantsuam Foundation (FF).
> The story from OCDN has run into greater problems, because their
> connectivity is even worse than previously, and fuel costs for travel
> are high. I provided a phone and a camera (at one time I considered a
> camera phone, but decided against that). There is not much money
> available for sending texts, but I do get them from time to time. A
> couple of weeks back I got a text telling me it was now a good time in
> the farming calendar to collect food stories, so I hope we will get
> the evidence that it can be done.
> Given that you have really finished MyFoodStory I will not encourage
> any more collection of new content for that - but anything that has
> been collected already I will try to get to you. It seems likely that
> I will go back to Nigeria in October. Before then perhaps you and I
> should discuss what has happened - and what can happen - so that you
> feel you get value for your investment. I am still hopeful that,
> despite the difficulties, my friends and contacts in rural Nigeria
> will be included in the various things that we do.