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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.
"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? 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
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
Knowledge sharing in agricultural research - let strategy follow actions
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Simone Staiger-Rivas of the CGIAR advises research organizations thinking about knowledge sharing "not to start with a strategy." She suggests instead to start small with different projects and experiments. She concludes that we need to adopt the basic methods of research - to learn, to think about, to experiment, have trials, then scale up - "that's exactly what we should do in knowledge sharing." Interview by Peter Ballantyne, May 2009
CIARD workshop on information systems architecture
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. In the context of the CIARD Marketplace, Hugo Besemer facilitated the workshop on information system architecture. He talks about the common approaches and challenges that emerged. See more at www.iaald.org
CIARD will make research information truly accessible
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Stephen Rudgard of FAO introduces the CIARD initiative, that aims to make public domain information resources in agricultural research "truly available." See more on the initiative at www.ciard.net
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
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
New IAALD president sketches out plans for the coming year
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Barbara Hutchinson from the University of Arizona is elected IAALD president for 2010-2011. In this videos, she briefly introduces some of the ideas and services she plans to for on during her mandate.See more at www.iaald.org

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