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Three entry points to enhance knowledge sharing in agricultural research
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Simone Staiger-Rivas of the CGIAR argues that introducing knowledge sharing into a research organization requires attention to three entry points: The first is 'strategic' - making decision points more horizontal and participatory. The second is to work on concrete tools and approaches that staff can work with. The third concerns capacity building and staff empowerment. There is certainly no single 'magic bullet'. For knowledge sharing to really happen, an organization needs to "change profoundly." Interview by Peter Ballantyne, May 2009
Acceso Abierto y Repositorios Abiertos en el CIP y el CGIAR
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Hablando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Cecilia Ferreyra del CIP - el Centro Internacional de la Papa – explica la importancia de los repositorios instituciones y el acceso abierto en su instituto.
Making agricultural information accessible in Kenya
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Rachel Rege of KARI explains how the institute addresses policy, capacity, content and infrastructure challenges in Kenya. Her main challenge is to consolidate the various content streams so it can be streamed to different groups or communities. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
"Les spécialistes de l'information agricole sont des acteurs clés dans le processus d'innovation"
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Montpellier, 27 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 introduces the themes of the events and describe how information specialists can play a key role in the much needed agricultural innovation processes.See more at www.iaald.org
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.
Making ICTs accessible to farmers
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Telogo Onu of the Caribbean Farmers Network argues that we need to sit down together, the different stakeholders, to ensure that ICTs deliver practical solutions that people and processes can benefit from.
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
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
Dady Demby sur le projet RAILS
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne

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