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CIARD will make research information truly accessible

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Stephen Rudgard of FAO introduces the CIARD initiative, that aims to make public domain information resources in agricultural research "truly available." See more on the initiative at www.ciard.net

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

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.

Moving towards e-agriculture

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Stephen Mesa from Papua New Guinea reflects on the usefulness of the Japan congress as a way to bring people together from around the workd to tackle new and emerging 'e' agendas.

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.

Using Twitter to share information

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FAO's Gauri Salokhe and Michael Riggs explain why they use Twitter as a community support mechanism, and to share 'quick bites'of information with fellow enthusiasts.

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

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.

Welcome to the 12th IAALD Congress

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Tokyo, August 2008. Peter Ballantyne introduces the Japan 2008 CongressSee more at http://iaald.blogspot.com

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