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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.
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
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.
LEISA Magazine: Logros y desafíos en la documentación de experiencias agrícolas rurales
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. In this video in Spanish, Jorge Chevez Tafur (ILEIA) presents the LISA magazine, it's objectives, achievenements and lessons learned in capturing and documenting experiences of small and sustainable agriculture.See more at www.iaald.org
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.
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
Edgardo Herbosa on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Ajit Maru on agricultural knowledge for all
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Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge Management Officer - Global Forum of Agricultural Research (GFAR)
Acceso Abierto a Información Agraria en Centro América
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Hablando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Hugo Gallo, Jefe de Biblioteca de la Escuela Agrícola Panamericana en Honduras, reflexiona sobre las experiencias en Acceso Abierto a la Información Agraria en Centro América y Honduras.
Implementing the RAILS project in Africa
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Dady Demby from FARA explains the background, aims and achievement reached so far in the RAILS project.See more a www.iaald.org

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