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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Sprout Serve Farmers Directly?

  • No. The Sprout Open Content Agriculture Platform is designed for Farmer Facing Organizations (FFOs) to use. It’s designed for content and service creators to offer high quality digital content and services to share with FFOs who can reach farmers at scale.

What Types of Content Sharing Agreements are Used on Sprout?

  • Sprout is the open platform where Content Creators and Content Distributors meet to exchange digital-ready, farmer-friendly content that they can use as is or contextualize for the smallholder farmers and other actors in the agriculture value chain they serve. Our goal is to make it as fast and easy as possible to share and use content that enables the content to reach farmers at scale, to build their capacity, resilience and income earning opportunities. Sprout has adopted the Creative Commons framework for content sharing. Creative Commons  offers content creators free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that provide a simple, standardized way to give permission to share and use content creators' creative work based on conditions of the content creators choice.

  • You can read through all of the Creative Commons content sharing licenses here.