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Only connect? Practical solutions from the Caribbean
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Telojo Onu (CAFAN) explores the issue e-agriculture and ICTs. In her perspective, it is important to clearly define what the “E” stands for. For her, “E” first of all stands for ‘enable’, and ICTs are just tools that help people deliver different types of processes. Further, she presents the experience of CAFAN in the Agritalk project, where the farmer association has partnered with phone operators and other service providers to come up with communication solutions that work for the users.
Only Connect? Content and people are critical
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Peter Walton, agricultural information consultant from Australia, reflects on the CTA-organized session 'Only Connct' at the Japan congress. He worries that thecontent and the people are likely to be overlooked in the enthusiasm for the technologies. Interview by Pier Andrea Pirani
Maria Folch working on IAALD's new web site
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Maria Folch, GFAR
IFPRI's Use of Web 2.0
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Luz Marina Alvare of the International Food Policy Research Institute relfects on the differences between generations of researchers and the impacts of these on their information-seeking behaviours.
Qu'est-ce que CIARD?
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Sophie Treinen from FAO introduces the CIARD initiative.See more at www.iaald.org
CTA support for rural telecentres in Africa
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Koda Traoré introduces the three priorities that CTA will follow to support rural telecentres in Africa: First, capacity strengthening to manage telecentres. Second, sensitize ICT policy planners regarding the important role of telecentres. Third, support existing telecentres to become more sustainable. See also http://www.share4dev.info/telecentres Interview by Peter Ballantyne, June 2009
Only connect? Three key issues on ICTs and farmers
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According to Telojo Onu (CAFAN), 3 key points emerged in the session organized by CTA. First, the need for more than ICT adoption. Second, the need for networking, as today it is not possible to work on our own. Third, considering that ICTs are an enabling tool, we need to make sure it is needs-driven.
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.
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.
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.

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