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Ajit Maru on ICM at GFAR
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Ajit Maru of GFAR introduces the Information and Communications Management (ICM) for Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) ICM4ARD) Global Partnership Project.See www.egfar.org Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Bibliotecas y acceso a la información es central para Forestal
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Hablando en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Vanda Ferreira Dos Santos, responsable del el centro de información forestal de la FAO, reflexiona sobre el reciente Congreso Mundial Forestal donde, por vez primera, la información forestal fue una de los temas relevantes de discusión.
La mise en œuvre du projet RAILS en Afrique
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Montpellier, 26 April 2010. Dady Demby from FARA explains main achievements and challenges in the implementation of the RAILS project in Africa.See more at www.iaald.org
Technological changes will enable greater accessibility
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Fedro Zazueta from the University of Florida reflects on incremental technological developments and their role in enhancing information accessibility.
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
CABI experience with phone-based information services
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
Making technology work for the people: The VERCON model
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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 foucs of Vercon is however not technology but the interaction between technology and people. See more at www.iaald.org
Vikas Nath on ICTs and Agriculture at WITFOR 2007
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Making forest research information in Ghana more accessible
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Margaret Sraku-Lartey of the Forest Research Institute of Ghana explains how forest information specialists need to work together and with scientists to make their infromation more accessible. She emphasizes the importance of cheap and easy approaches.

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