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Capacity building for knowledge sharing in research
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Vanessa Meadu from the World Agroforestry Center explains how the KSToolkit has been used in a participatory workshop for East African scientists.See more at www.iaald.org
Présentation du Congrès mondial de l'IAALD 2010
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Odile Bedu (INRA) introduces the 2010 IAALD World Congress.
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.
LEISA Magazine: Achievements and challenges in documenting rural agricultural experiences
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. 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
Rethinking the way we look at agricultural research
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Mark Holderness (GFAR) was one of the five keynote speakers in the opening session at the IAALD 2010 Congress. He stresses the need for rethinking the way we look at agricultural research and the role of agricultural information. How can these made accessible, available and relevant to the needs of farmers? In this, information professionals have a critical role.
ILRI Infocentre delivers virtual services
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Grace Kamau of the ILRI Infocentre in Nairobi explains some of the changes in her role in recent years. She emphasizes the ‘one ILRI InfoCentre’ approach from two locations – in Nairobi and Addis Ababa as well as enhanced cooperation among CGIAR libraries across the world. She sees the main challenge of the future as being the demands on different CGIAR libraries to ‘operate as one.’ 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)"
CTA support for rural telecentres in Africa
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Koda Traoré introduces the three priorities that CTA will follow to support rural telecentres in Africa: First, capacity strengthening to manage telecentres. Second, sensitize ICT policy planners regarding the important role of telecentres. Third, support existing telecentres to become more sustainable. See also http://www.share4dev.info/telecentres Interview by Peter Ballantyne, June 2009
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
Edgardo Herbosa on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne

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