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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.
Socializing technology
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FAO's Stephen Rudgard reflects on the ICT adoption session at the Japan Congress, moving people from accepting technology as a way of accessing information into a way to actively exchange information.
Valeria Pesce: using Drupal for the new IAALD web site
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Valeria Pesce, GFAR
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.
ICT-KM knowledge sharing toolkit a 'nice success story'
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CIAT's Simone Staiger-Rivas introduces the knowledge sharing toolkit initially developed by the CGIAR ICT-KM Program. See http://www.kstoolkit.org Interview by Peter Ballantyne, May 2009
Peter Young on Global Collaboration
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Peter Young, Director of the National Agricultural Library. Speaking at USAIN, Wooster, April 2008. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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
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.
Medios Sociales y RedagroChile
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Hablando en la RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Rodrigo Donoso explica como los medios sociales como Twitter son usados por RedagroChile.
La mise en œuvre du projet RAILS en Afrique
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Dady Demby from FARA explains main achievements and challenges in the implementation of the RAILS project in Africa.See more at www.iaald.org

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