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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
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.
Rethinking the way we look at agricultural research
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Mark Holderness (GFAR) was one of the five keynote speakers in the opening session at the IAALD 2010 Congress. He stresses the need for rethinking the way we look at agricultural research and the role of agricultural information. How can these made accessible, available and relevant to the needs of farmers? In this, information professionals have a critical role.
CTA contribution to the IAALD 2010 Congress
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Ibrahim Kadhar from CTA explains talks about the involvement of his organisation in IAALD and the its contribution to the 2010 World Congress.See more at http:://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
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
Maria Folch working on IAALD's new web site
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Maria Folch, GFAR
CIARD will make research information truly accessible
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Stephen Rudgard of FAO introduces the CIARD initiative, that aims to make public domain information resources in agricultural research "truly available." See more on the initiative at www.ciard.net
Knowledge sharing in agricultural research - let strategy follow actions
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Simone Staiger-Rivas of the CGIAR advises research organizations thinking about knowledge sharing "not to start with a strategy." She suggests instead to start small with different projects and experiments. She concludes that we need to adopt the basic methods of research - to learn, to think about, to experiment, have trials, then scale up - "that's exactly what we should do in knowledge sharing." Interview by Peter Ballantyne, May 2009
e-Agriculture panelists to examine ICTs in the rural domain
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The e-agriculture panel at the Japan Congress will examine ways that people and institutions are embracing ICTs to move content and share knowledge in the rural domain. FAO's Stephen Rudgard moderates the session.

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