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Moving towards e-agriculture
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Stephen Mesa from Papua New Guinea reflects on the usefulness of the Japan congress as a way to bring people together from around the workd to tackle new and emerging 'e' agendas.
Implementing the RAILS project in Africa
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Dady Demby from FARA explains the background, aims and achievement reached so far in the RAILS project.See more a www.iaald.org
Socializing technology
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FAO's Stephen Rudgard reflects on the ICT adoption session at the Japan Congress, moving people from accepting technology as a way of accessing information into a way to actively exchange information.
Reflecting on the outcomes of the IAALD 2010 World Congress
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Montpellier, 29 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 reflects on the outcomes of the congress and 2 of the main messages that emerged form it.See more at www.iaald.org
The CIARD initiative: Making agricultural research information truly accessible
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Stephen Rutgard from FAO introduces the The Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) initiative.See more at www.iaald.com
Peter Ballantyne on IAALD as a dynamic learning community
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15th May 2011: Speaking to incoming IAALD President Edith Hesse, former IAALD President Peter Ballantyne explains what he likes about IAALD.
Dady Demby on the RAILS project
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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.
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
Introducing Agrifeeds to aggregate agricultural information
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Gauri Salokhe introduces the new aggregation service at www.agrifeeds.org

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