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Making technology work for the people: The VERCON model
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Sophie Treinen from FAO introduces Vercon - Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network, Vercon is a conceptual model that aims, through the use of ICTs, to enhance interaction among agricultural research, extension, farmers and the other stakeholders of agriculture and rural development. The foucs of Vercon is however not technology but the interaction between technology and people. See more at www.iaald.org
Stephen Rudgard, FAO
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Stephen Rudgard, FAO Chief of Knowledge Management and Capacity Development
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
Social media has potential for ICARDA
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Andrea Pape-Christiansen, Knowledge Sharing Specialist at ICARDA, reflects on the outcomes of the CGIAR's social media online workshop. More on the workshop Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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.
ILRI InfoCentre – Helping livestock information to travel
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Richard Fulss, Information Manager at the International Livestock Research Institute reflects on the activities of the Infocentre. He cites the main opportunity/challenge as being to ensure that ILRI’s information and knowledge travel as much as they could while also linking up with other global knowledge bases on livestock science. More on information management at ILRI. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Johannes Keizer, OEK, FAO,
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Head Editorial Board of the IAALD journal "Agricultural Information Worldwide (AIW)"
Ajit Maru on the L3 Farmers Project in India
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Ajit Maru of GFAR introduces the Commonwealth of Learning -supportred 'Life long Learning for Farmers' project that started in southern india. Interviewed by Peter Ballantyne in September 2007.
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.
CABI experience with phone-based information services

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