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22/06/2011 New book: ICTs for agriculture and rural development Our colleague Raj Saravanan has co-authored a new book 'Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture and Rural Development' with a wide range of chapters covering the e-agriculture world in India.Get more information about this book -...
18/06/2011 mFarmer Fund to bring information and advice to farmers in developing countries The GSMA, the body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has launched the 'mFarmer Initiative Fund' with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here is where the story goes.The mFarmer Initiative Fund is...
17/06/2011 Agricultural Knowledge for All In this video, Senior Knowledge Officer Ajit Maru from the Global Forum of Agricultural Research (GFAR) emphasizes the need for new capacities among information professionals to deal with shifts occurring in agricultural research.
17/06/2011 ICT and Agriculture Sourcebook The forthcoming World Bank 'Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture e-Sourcebook' is being designed as an e-publication to maximize its outreach, with the intent of maintaining it as a “living” updatable document following its...
17/06/2011 IAALD particulary attractive for members from developing countries IAALD's incoming president Edith Hesse emphasizes the opportunity for south-south collaboration particularly for members from developing countries.
15/06/2011 Coming soon: new IAALD web site Video Interview: Valeria Pesce together with Maria Folch and Giampaolo Rugo from GFAR are the people behind the scenes in getting the new IAALD web site ready, using Drupal as its content management system.
15/06/2011 AIW - an important platform for professional exchange In this video, Johannes Keizer, Head of the Editorial Board of IAALD's journal Agricultural Information Worldwide (AIW) emphasizes the need for a strong platform for professional information exchange in the area of agricultural research and...
15/06/2011 Empowering the poor through sustainable technology solutions In March 2011,Catholic relief Services organized its third ICT4D event (following conferences in Nairobi in March 2010 and Washington, DC, in September 2010).The first part of the program was a series of presentations (all online!) that exemplfy the...
23/05/2011 Is your research being communicated effectively? Share your views A major challenge faced by researchers today is how to communicate their research outputs more effectively. The CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) and...
15/05/2011 Past President reflects on IAALD At the CGIAR communications, information and knowledge sharing meeting this week at ILRI, Kenya, IAALD past president shared his view about the dynamics of our association.Watch the video: Click to play...
05/05/2011 Rural knowledge networking in Asia - the ENRAP experience ENRAP Knowledge Networking for Rural Development in Asia-Pacific Region was a network formed as a partnership between IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) and IDRC (International Development Research Centre) to support knowledge...
05/05/2011 Social media guidelines for your organization - check these from IFAD If your organization are using 'social media' like blogs, twitter and the like, then a set of 'social media guidelines' from IFAD will be a source of ideas and good practice.The guidelines are for IFAD staff and consultants. The guidelines give...
17/04/2011 Using Mendeley: First IAALD webinar great success On Friday, April 8th, Luz Marina Alvare (IFPRI) conducted a webinar on Mendeley on behalf of IAALD.With a combination of PPT slides and live examples, Luz Marina provided more than 30 participants with an excellent introduction to Mendeley and how...

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