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Peter Ballantyne on IAALD as a dynamic learning community
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15th May 2011: Speaking to incoming IAALD President Edith Hesse, former IAALD President Peter Ballantyne explains what he likes about IAALD.
Vikas Nath on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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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.
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
Introducing Agrifeeds to aggregate agricultural information
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Gauri Salokhe introduces the new aggregation service at www.agrifeeds.org
Stephen Rudgard, FAO
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Stephen Rudgard, FAO Chief of Knowledge Management and Capacity Development
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
Only connect? Three key issues on ICTs and farmers
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According to Telojo Onu (CAFAN), 3 key points emerged in the session organized by CTA. First, the need for more than ICT adoption. Second, the need for networking, as today it is not possible to work on our own. Third, considering that ICTs are an enabling tool, we need to make sure it is needs-driven.
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.
Ajit Maru comments on ICM at GFAR
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Ajit Maru of GFAR explains some of the results of its Information and Communications Management (ICM) activities.See www.egfar.org

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