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Extending access by extending incentives
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Thomaz Bartol from Slovenia suggests that information can be made more accessible if scientists would be encouraged to produce 'hands-on' products. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Only connect? Listen to farmer needs to give them the right ICTs
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For Hilda Munuya (Knowledge Trends Ltd.) the key issue is in the notion of appropriate technology, or blend of technologies, that farmers will be able to adopt. There's a big difference between younger and older generations, in terms of literacy and exposure to ICTs. To help the farmers, it's important to listen to them and find out what they think is appropriate. Mobile phones and FM radios broadcasting in local languages are clear examples of this.
James Nguo on the Arid Lands Information Network
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James Nguo explains how young people play a critical role in supporting the dissemination and generation of agricultural information in East Africa.The secret of success in the ALIN approach is to gain the trust of grassroots communities with whom ALIN works. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Edgardo Herbosa on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Organic Edunet: Opening access to organic agriculture and agroecology
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Nikos Palavitsinis (GRNET) explains the how Organis Edunet is trying to open access to multilingual, high quality content on organic agriculture and agroecology.See more at www.iaald.org
Capacity building for knowledge sharing in research
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Vanessa Meadu from the World Agroforestry Center explains how the KSToolkit has been used in a participatory workshop for East African scientists.See more at www.iaald.org
Making technology work for the people: The VERCON model
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Sophie Treinen from FAO introduces Vercon - Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network, Vercon is a conceptual model that aims, through the use of ICTs, to enhance interaction among agricultural research, extension, farmers and the other stakeholders of agriculture and rural development. The foucs of Vercon is however not technology but the interaction between technology and people. See more at www.iaald.org
Johannes Keizer, OEK, FAO,
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Head Editorial Board of the IAALD journal "Agricultural Information Worldwide (AIW)"
Reflecting on the outcomes of the IAALD 2010 World Congress
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Jean-François Giovannetti (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes, France) is the chairman of the Programme Committee for the 2010 IAALD Congress. He reflects on the outcomes of the congress and 2 of the main messages that emerged form it.See more at www.iaald.org
Maria Folch working on IAALD's new web site
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Maria Folch, GFAR

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