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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
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.
Vikas Nath on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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.
ILRI InfoCentre – Helping livestock information to travel
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Richard Fulss, Information Manager at the International Livestock Research Institute reflects on the activities of the Infocentre. He cites the main opportunity/challenge as being to ensure that ILRI’s information and knowledge travel as much as they could while also linking up with other global knowledge bases on livestock science. More on information management at ILRI. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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
James Nguo on ALIN and the Open Knowledge Network
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Arid Lands Information Network was one of the partners in the Open Knowledge Network, an initiative that aimed to promote the dissemination and exchange of local development knowledge. In this interview, James Nguo reflects on the project and its contribution to knowledge sharing in Kenya. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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
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.
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

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