Microlearning in the Food and Agriculture Industry

Microlearning in the Food and Agriculture Industry

The World Bank states that food and agriculture account for 10% of global domestic product. The industry is relied upon for the livelihood and wellbeing of humans all around the world, with no exception. 

The agricultural sector is not only relied upon for life, but also for a healthy economy, providing income as well as employment opportunities. The industry also has trickle-down effects into contribution to other sectors, such as foreign trade. Employment opportunities stemming from the agriculture industry are the most prevalent in Africa, whereby a significant portion of the population have jobs in the sector.

McKinsey released a report in which their findings suggested that internet technology could potentially increase annual agricultural productivity by $3 billion in Africa each year. An example of a technology which can facilitate this is microlearning. The microlearning market is projected to be worth $2.7 billion by 2024. It allows for the training of individuals in a costly and efficient manner, as well as a central system within which all learning material is available. Learners are also able to pre-download courses if the LMS offers an offline feature, such as EdApp.

Microlearning, as a form of digital learning, allows for the spread of information and knowledge amongst employees, creating supportive and educational environments. Microlearning can be present throughout the different tiers of the industry; from the seed to market. This is representative of its broad scope and potential in the education of individuals across the entire agricultural cycle.

The power of anytime, anywhere brought about by microlearning is particularly useful in the agriculture industry as manual labour requires hours on end of work each day. That way, workers can progress through their necessary training at a time which suits them, without having to take precious hours out of a working day. Developing fundamental skills through microlearning training will increase the employment rate, as well as ensuring economy performance and ensuring food security.

Microlearning provides a plethora of digital interactive elements which provide learners with on-the-job-like training, meaning that they can partake in simulation-type exercises. This enables them to practically apply their skills learnt on the training platform in their day-to-day work.

 

If you would like to learn more about how to build the most effective employee training strategy!

If you’d like to know more about how EdApp’s mobile learning platform can help your internal training practices, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try EdApp’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here.

 

Source
McKinsey

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