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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.
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.
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
Dan Cherubin on professional networking among agricultural libraries
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Dan Cherubin at Rabobank reflects on the value of professional networking with other agricultural information specialists. He also comments on some of the differences between the USAIN and SLA/FAN worlds. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Technological changes will enable greater accessibility
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Fedro Zazueta from the University of Florida reflects on incremental technological developments and their role in enhancing information accessibility.
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.
Ajit Maru on the L3 Farmers Project in India
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Ajit Maru of GFAR introduces the Commonwealth of Learning -supportred 'Life long Learning for Farmers' project that started in southern india. Interviewed by Peter Ballantyne in September 2007.
Setting up an agricultural information system in Papua New Guinea
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Peter Walton, agricultural information consultant from Australia, looks back on his work on agricultural information in Papua New Guinea. Committed people on the ground are one of the keys. Just identifying agricultural information resources that are available is a major challenge. Developing a vison of what needed to be done, over svera years, was also critical. Interview by Pier Andrea Pirani
Acceso Abierto a Información Agraria en Centro América
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Hablando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Hugo Gallo, Jefe de Biblioteca de la Escuela Agrícola Panamericana en Honduras, reflexiona sobre las experiencias en Acceso Abierto a la Información Agraria en Centro América y Honduras.

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