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Only connect? Listen to farmer needs to give them the right ICTs
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For Hilda Munuya (Knowledge Trends Ltd.) the key issue is in the notion of appropriate technology, or blend of technologies, that farmers will be able to adopt. There's a big difference between younger and older generations, in terms of literacy and exposure to ICTs. To help the farmers, it's important to listen to them and find out what they think is appropriate. Mobile phones and FM radios broadcasting in local languages are clear examples of this.
Setting up an agricultural information system in Papua New Guinea
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Peter Walton, agricultural information consultant from Australia, looks back on his work on agricultural information in Papua New Guinea. Committed people on the ground are one of the keys. Just identifying agricultural information resources that are available is a major challenge. Developing a vison of what needed to be done, over svera years, was also critical. Interview by Pier Andrea Pirani
Extending ICT use in agriculture in the Pacific
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Mereani Rokotibau form Fiji argues that ICTs have a strong potential to support Pacific agriculture - if the necessary capacities are extended.
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
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
Peter Ballantyne on IAALD as a dynamic learning community
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15th May 2011: Speaking to incoming IAALD President Edith Hesse, former IAALD President Peter Ballantyne explains what he likes about IAALD.
Making information and ICTs truly accessible
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Chris Addison reflects on the 'Atsugi question' - how to make information and ICTs truly accessible. On the accessibility of information, he is particularly excited by te potentials of web 2.0 approaches and services. On ICT accessibility, he notes that we need to focus on the fundamentals - low cost infrastructure, and reliable and affordable power, for example. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
CGIAR libraries collaborate and share resources
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ICARDA's Nihad Maliha explains how library and information services in CGIAR centers work together to overcome some of the challenges they face. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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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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