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Only connect? Using community pay-phones in rural Zambia
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Dion Jerling of Connect Africa believes that combining social entrepreneurship with the adoption of the latest technologies from the mobile network market and satellite connections will provide farmers and rural communities with access to the information they need.
The CIARD initiative: Making agricultural research information truly accessible
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Stephen Rutgard from FAO introduces the The Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) initiative.See more at www.iaald.com
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.
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
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.
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
Vikas Nath on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Abriendo el Acceso al conocimiento del CGIAR
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Exponiendo en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Edith Hesse del CIAT explica porqué el acceso abierto es importante para el CGIAR y algunos pasos concretos que pueden tomarse para asegurar que los resultados de la investigación sean disponibles y accesibles.
Ajit Maru on ICM at GFAR
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Ajit Maru of GFAR introduces the Information and Communications Management (ICM) for Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) ICM4ARD) Global Partnership Project.See www.egfar.org Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Welcome to the 12th IAALD Congress (in Japanese)
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Tokyo, August 2008. Takashi Nagatsuka introduces the Japan 2008 Congress in Japanese.See more at http://iaald.blogspot.com Interview by Pier Andrea Pirani

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