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Rural telecentres lack sustainability - need to address content, social appropriation and scaling up
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CTA's Koda Traoré introduces lessons from the TelecentresAfrica project of CTA. The unsustainability of rural telecentres emerges from the telecentres' lack of appropriate content, lack of diversified services, and insufficient social 'appropriation' of the telecentre services by the local communities. He also highlights the need for scaling up strategies and business models, moving beyond pilots and short-term donor funding. See also http://www.share4dev.info/telecentresInterview by Peter Ballantyne, June 2009
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
Ajit Maru on agricultural knowledge for all
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Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge Management Officer - Global Forum of Agricultural Research (GFAR)
Jaron Porciello on developments at the TEEAL Project
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Speaking at the recent IAALD Africa conference, TEEAL Project Director Jaron Porciello explains the new pricing policy for TEEAL. The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library - TEEAL - is a full-text digital library of 149 agricultural journals made available at low cost to universities, agricultural research organizations and government ministries in eligible low-income countries. She also outlines a CTA-supported initiative to make TEEAL available to institutions in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Opening access to CGIAR knowledge
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Speaking at the RIBDA 2009 meeting in Lima, CIAT's Edith Hesse explains why open access is important to the CGIAR, and some concrete steps that can be taken to ensure that research outputs are available and accessible.
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
Edgardo Herbosa on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Acceso Abierto y RedagroChile
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Exponiendo en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Claudia Chau de la Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) explica el valor del acceso abierto a los miembros de RedagroChile.
Making information and ICTs truly accessible
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Chris Addison reflects on the 'Atsugi question' - how to make information and ICTs truly accessible. On the accessibility of information, he is particularly excited by te potentials of web 2.0 approaches and services. On ICT accessibility, he notes that we need to focus on the fundamentals - low cost infrastructure, and reliable and affordable power, for example. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Le point sur le Congrès
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Montpellier, 28 April 2010. Christine Silvy (INRA) is the coordinator of the IAALD 2010 Congress. In this video, she gives an 'interim report' on the event as it enters its second day.See more at www.iaald.org

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