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Vikas Nath on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
ICTs potential to support younger farmers in the Pacific
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Victor Kaihou from the Solomon Islands suggests that ICTs can be useful to support younger generations of agriculturalists in the Pacific.
Rethinking the way we look at agricultural research
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Mark Holderness (GFAR) was one of the five keynote speakers in the opening session at the IAALD 2010 Congress. He stresses the need for rethinking the way we look at agricultural research and the role of agricultural information. How can these made accessible, available and relevant to the needs of farmers? In this, information professionals have a critical role.
Acceso Abierto y RedagroChile
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Exponiendo en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Claudia Chau de la Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) explica el valor del acceso abierto a los miembros de RedagroChile.
Knowledge sharing in agricultural research - let strategy follow actions
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Simone Staiger-Rivas of the CGIAR advises research organizations thinking about knowledge sharing "not to start with a strategy." She suggests instead to start small with different projects and experiments. She concludes that we need to adopt the basic methods of research - to learn, to think about, to experiment, have trials, then scale up - "that's exactly what we should do in knowledge sharing." Interview by Peter Ballantyne, May 2009
Technological changes will enable greater accessibility
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Fedro Zazueta from the University of Florida reflects on incremental technological developments and their role in enhancing information accessibility.
Using RSS feeds amongst agricultural information specialists in Southern Africa
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Sanjay Sembhoo (AREU) explains how he's been explaining and introducing RSS feeds to agricultural information specialists. He also tells us what SADC is doing to encourage access and dissemination of information in the regions though the use of RSS feeds. Finally, he concludes on penetration and adoption.See more at www.iaald.org
Peter Young on Global Collaboration
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Peter Young, Director of the National Agricultural Library. Speaking at USAIN, Wooster, April 2008. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Extension services through mobile telephony and internet in Kenya
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Montpellier, 28 April 2010. Hedwig Nenkari from the Kenyan Ministry of Livestock Development presents a project of extension services through mobile telephony and internet. She talks about how the project is set up, how it works, what is achieving and the business model behind it.See more at www.iaald.org
Making forest research information in Ghana more accessible
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Margaret Sraku-Lartey of the Forest Research Institute of Ghana explains how forest information specialists need to work together and with scientists to make their infromation more accessible. She emphasizes the importance of cheap and easy approaches.

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