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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
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
Peter Young on Global Collaboration
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Peter Young, Director of the National Agricultural Library. Speaking at USAIN, Wooster, April 2008. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Extending ICT use in agriculture in the Pacific
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Mereani Rokotibau form Fiji argues that ICTs have a strong potential to support Pacific agriculture - if the necessary capacities are extended.
CABI experience with phone-based information services
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
Abriendo el Acceso al conocimiento del CGIAR
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Exponiendo en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Edith Hesse del CIAT explica porqué el acceso abierto es importante para el CGIAR y algunos pasos concretos que pueden tomarse para asegurar que los resultados de la investigación sean disponibles y accesibles.
Challenges to implement RAILS in Africa
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Dady Demby (FARA) explains the challenges he is facing in the implementation of the RAILS project in Africa. In his view, main challenges are: poor internet connectivity and stakeholders' mindset not fully tuned into mutual sharing and learning.See more at www.iaald.org
El proyecto de Biblioteca Virtual del CGIAR
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Carlos Saa, Coordinador de Sistemas de Información en la Biblioteca del CIAT, presenta el proyecto de Biblioteca Virtual del CGIAR (CGVLibrary) y porqué es importante para el CIAT. La CGVLibrary - http://vlibrary.cgiar.org/La biblioteca CIAT - www.ciat.cgiar.org/biblioteca/biblioteca_es/ interview by Peter Ballantyne
Ajit Maru on ICM at GFAR
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Ajit Maru of GFAR introduces the Information and Communications Management (ICM) for Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) ICM4ARD) Global Partnership Project.See www.egfar.org Interview by Peter Ballantyne

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