The process of overhauling this site to provide a structured way to learn about (and to apply) iAVs is well underway.
Previously, iAVs.info was a pretty conventional blog site – comprising a collection of articles arranged by category and date of publication. While it served as a repository of useful information, you had to know what you were looking for to be able to make the best use of the information – and some of you told us that you struggled with that.
The blog is no longer the point of entry to the site. We’ve created a static home page which introduces visitors to iAVs in a structured way – starting with what it is, how it works and what it can do for those who use it.
Visitors are then encouraged to stream themselves – be they small-scale food producers, commercial operators or NGO/PVO/government agencies – according to their area of interest – so that we can best meet their specific information needs in the most timely manner.
We then set about organising the dozens of blog articles that have been written over the past couple of years so that they became accessible to those who most needed them – without having to engage in lengthy searches.
Our goal is to expand the numbers of people who are using iAVs to grow food and, to that end, we’re now aligning the site content with its new structure.
It’s taken us 18 months to work out how to best assist people to grasp the ‘what, how and why’ of iAVs. The current changes are about readying ourselves to roll it out to a much larger audience.
It goes without saying that you’re welcome to accompany us on that journey.
You can also stay up to date with iAVs by visiting our new Facebook Page – or ask questions and take part in discussions by joining the iAVs Facebook Group. We’ll update the page – and the group – as we make further changes.