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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
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
Thomas Amirtham on the farmer knowledge centre at Kannivadi
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Father Thomas Amirtham of Arul Anadar College reflects on the knowledge and learning efforts of the Reddiarchatram seed growers association in Kannivadi, near Madurai in India. He further shares some future ideas these efforts have triggered. Interviewed in December 2007. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
How Mendeley is changing the ways we manage research papers and references
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Jan Reichelt explains what Mendeley is and how it is substantially changing the way researchers manage their papers and bibliographic references.See more at www.iaald.org
Rendre la technologie au service des personnes: Le modèle VERCON
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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 focus of Vercon is however not technology but the interaction between technology and people. See more at www.iaald.org
Only connect? Using community pay-phones in rural Zambia
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Dion Jerling of Connect Africa believes that combining social entrepreneurship with the adoption of the latest technologies from the mobile network market and satellite connections will provide farmers and rural communities with access to the information they need.
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.
Using Twitter to share information
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FAO's Gauri Salokhe and Michael Riggs explain why they use Twitter as a community support mechanism, and to share 'quick bites'of information with fellow enthusiasts.
Introducción sobre RedagroChile
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Presentando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009, Claudia Chau de la Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) brinda una introducción sobre las actividades de RedagroChile - un Sistema Nacional de Información Bibliográfica que busca dar servicios a los usuarios y usuarias del sector agrario, para facilitar y mejorar el acceso a la información agrícola disponible en el país
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

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