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"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? Mobile phones in rural Africa
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In her presentation to the CTA session at the Japan congress, Roxanna Sami, (IFAD) focused on the role of mobile phones and the impact they are having in rural Africa. Mobiles have an inclusive effect, both socially and economically, and really represent a great success story in Africa.She also reflects on the role of international organizations and how these should influence national government to make sure that adoption of ICTs is central in their poverty reduction strategies.
James Nguo on ALIN and the Open Knowledge Network
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Arid Lands Information Network was one of the partners in the Open Knowledge Network, an initiative that aimed to promote the dissemination and exchange of local development knowledge. In this interview, James Nguo reflects on the project and its contribution to knowledge sharing in Kenya. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
CABI experience with phone-based information services
ICTs potential to support younger farmers in the Pacific
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Victor Kaihou from the Solomon Islands suggests that ICTs can be useful to support younger generations of agriculturalists in the Pacific.
Only connect? Three key issues on ICTs and farmers
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According to Telojo Onu (CAFAN), 3 key points emerged in the session organized by CTA. First, the need for more than ICT adoption. Second, the need for networking, as today it is not possible to work on our own. Third, considering that ICTs are an enabling tool, we need to make sure it is needs-driven.
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
Valeria Pesce: using Drupal for the new IAALD web site
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Valeria Pesce, GFAR
Ajit Maru on agricultural knowledge for all
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Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge Management Officer - Global Forum of Agricultural Research (GFAR)
IFPRI's Use of Web 2.0
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Luz Marina Alvare of the International Food Policy Research Institute relfects on the differences between generations of researchers and the impacts of these on their information-seeking behaviours.

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