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Sophie Treinen on VERCON and mobile devices
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Montellier, 27April 2010. Sophie Treinen works in the Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension team at FAO. She has been managing VERCON, a holistic programme which focus on the relationship between Research and Extension. Sophie talks about how they would like to integrate the use of mobile devices. See more at www.iaald.com
How Mendeley is changing the ways we manage research papers and references
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Jan Reichelt explains what Mendeley is and how it is substantially changing the way researchers manage their papers and bibliographic references.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.
Bibliotecas y acceso a la información es central para Forestal
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Hablando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Vanda Ferreira Dos Santos, responsable del el centro de información forestal de la FAO, reflexiona sobre el reciente Congreso Mundial Forestal donde, por vez primera, la información forestal fue una de los temas relevantes de discusión.
Only connect? Mobile phones in rural Africa
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In her presentation to the CTA session at the Japan congress, Roxanna Sami, (IFAD) focused on the role of mobile phones and the impact they are having in rural Africa. Mobiles have an inclusive effect, both socially and economically, and really represent a great success story in Africa.She also reflects on the role of international organizations and how these should influence national government to make sure that adoption of ICTs is central in their poverty reduction strategies.
James Nguo on ALIN and the Open Knowledge Network
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Arid Lands Information Network was one of the partners in the Open Knowledge Network, an initiative that aimed to promote the dissemination and exchange of local development knowledge. In this interview, James Nguo reflects on the project and its contribution to knowledge sharing in Kenya. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Introducción sobre RedagroChile
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Presentando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009, Claudia Chau de la Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) brinda una introducción sobre las actividades de RedagroChile - un Sistema Nacional de Información Bibliográfica que busca dar servicios a los usuarios y usuarias del sector agrario, para facilitar y mejorar el acceso a la información agrícola disponible en el país
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
CIARD will make research information truly accessible
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Stephen Rudgard of FAO introduces the CIARD initiative, that aims to make public domain information resources in agricultural research "truly available." See more on the initiative at www.ciard.net
Opening access to CGIAR knowledge
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Speaking at the RIBDA 2009 meeting in Lima, CIAT's Edith Hesse explains why open access is important to the CGIAR, and some concrete steps that can be taken to ensure that research outputs are available and accessible.

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