Tech For Good: CABI Academy
Updated: May 11
As part of our focus on how eLearning can have a positive impact on people and the environment, we're taking a look at our work with CABI Academy. We asked their Digital Learning Manager, Mark Berthelemy, how he views e-learning as a force for good.
Briefly describe what the project set out to achieve (the core goals, the purpose, positive change and impact you wanted to have)
"The CABI Academy exists to improve the quality of advice and service within the agriculture sector, particularly in the less-developed parts of the world.
We provide a skills framework, consultancy services, professional certifications, courses and resources.
Our aim is to become the global leader for professional development in the agriculture sector."
Now tell us how your goals were met. What impact and positive change has the project had on the lives of the users or indeed the planet?
"We have reached over 18,000 registered users and awarded 4,785 certificates at Foundation and Practitioner levels.
Anecdotally, our certificates are seen as having value. Not just for the individual themselves, but also as a means of demonstrating quality to their customers.
Through the changes in behaviours that the courses encourage, farmers will grow more, lose less, and use practices that are safer to them, to their families, to their customers and better for the environment."
What's next for CABI?
"We are broadening the scope of our certifications and courses to cover wider agronomy topics (as requested by our users), and enabling open access to more countries. We are also working to improve the existing Google Translations so that the materials have even greater impact."
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