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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
Using RSS feeds amongst agricultural information specialists in Southern Africa
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Sanjay Sembhoo (AREU) explains how he's been explaining and introducing RSS feeds to agricultural information specialists. He also tells us what SADC is doing to encourage access and dissemination of information in the regions though the use of RSS feeds. Finally, he concludes on penetration and adoption.See more at www.iaald.org
Dady Demby on the RAILS project
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Manque de durabilité des télécentres
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Koda Traoré du CTA explique les leçons tirées du projet TelecentresAfrica, mis en place par le CTA. Le problème de pérennité des télécentres ruraux est le résultat d'un manque de contenus pertinents et de diversification des services, et de l'insuffisance de « l'appropriation sociale » des services des télécentres par les communautés locales. Il souligne également le besoin d'élaborer des stratégies d'élargissement et des plans de développement commercial. Consultez également http://www.share4dev.info/telecentresInterview by Peter Ballantyne
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.
Vikas Nath on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
SARNISSA - Réseaux de Recherche en Aquaculture Durable en Afrique Sub-saharienne
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Montpellier, 27 April 2010. Olivier Mikolasek (CIRAD) introduces the experience of SARNISSA, the Sustainable Aquaculture Research Networks in Sub Saharan Africa, explaining what the project is about and how it uses new social web tools to support its goals and objectives. See more at www.iaald.org
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
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.
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.

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