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Rural telecentres lack sustainability - need to address content, social appropriation and scaling up
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CTA's Koda Traoré introduces lessons from the TelecentresAfrica project of CTA. The unsustainability of rural telecentres emerges from the telecentres' lack of appropriate content, lack of diversified services, and insufficient social 'appropriation' of the telecentre services by the local communities. He also highlights the need for scaling up strategies and business models, moving beyond pilots and short-term donor funding. See also http://www.share4dev.info/telecentresInterview by Peter Ballantyne, June 2009
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.
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.
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
El proyecto de Biblioteca Virtual del CGIAR
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Carlos Saa, Coordinador de Sistemas de Información en la Biblioteca del CIAT, presenta el proyecto de Biblioteca Virtual del CGIAR (CGVLibrary) y porqué es importante para el CIAT. La CGVLibrary - http://vlibrary.cgiar.org/La biblioteca CIAT - www.ciat.cgiar.org/biblioteca/biblioteca_es/ interview by Peter Ballantyne
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
Using Twitter to share information
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FAO's Gauri Salokhe and Michael Riggs explain why they use Twitter as a community support mechanism, and to share 'quick bites'of information with fellow enthusiasts.
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
Thomas Amirtham on the farmer knowledge centre at Kannivadi
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Father Thomas Amirtham of Arul Anadar College reflects on the knowledge and learning efforts of the Reddiarchatram seed growers association in Kannivadi, near Madurai in India. He further shares some future ideas these efforts have triggered. Interviewed in December 2007. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Rendre la technologie au service des personnes: Le modèle VERCON
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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 focus of Vercon is however not technology but the interaction between technology and people. See more at www.iaald.org

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