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Setting up an agricultural information system in Papua New Guinea
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Peter Walton, agricultural information consultant from Australia, looks back on his work on agricultural information in Papua New Guinea. Committed people on the ground are one of the keys. Just identifying agricultural information resources that are available is a major challenge. Developing a vison of what needed to be done, over svera years, was also critical. Interview by Pier Andrea Pirani
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
ILRI InfoCentre – Helping livestock information to travel
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Richard Fulss, Information Manager at the International Livestock Research Institute reflects on the activities of the Infocentre. He cites the main opportunity/challenge as being to ensure that ILRI’s information and knowledge travel as much as they could while also linking up with other global knowledge bases on livestock science. More on information management at ILRI. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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 a Información Agraria en Centro América
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Hablando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Hugo Gallo, Jefe de Biblioteca de la Escuela Agrícola Panamericana en Honduras, reflexiona sobre las experiencias en Acceso Abierto a la Información Agraria en Centro América y Honduras.
Ajit Maru on the L3 Farmers Project in India
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Ajit Maru of GFAR introduces the Commonwealth of Learning -supportred 'Life long Learning for Farmers' project that started in southern india. Interviewed by Peter Ballantyne in September 2007.
"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? Practical solutions from the Caribbean
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Telojo Onu (CAFAN) explores the issue e-agriculture and ICTs. In her perspective, it is important to clearly define what the “E” stands for. For her, “E” first of all stands for ‘enable’, and ICTs are just tools that help people deliver different types of processes. Further, she presents the experience of CAFAN in the Agritalk project, where the farmer association has partnered with phone operators and other service providers to come up with communication solutions that work for the users.
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
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

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