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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
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 sur le projet RAILS
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Rural telecentres lack sustainability - need to address content, social appropriation and scaling up
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CTA's Koda Traoré introduces lessons from the TelecentresAfrica project of CTA. The unsustainability of rural telecentres emerges from the telecentres' lack of appropriate content, lack of diversified services, and insufficient social 'appropriation' of the telecentre services by the local communities. He also highlights the need for scaling up strategies and business models, moving beyond pilots and short-term donor funding. See also http://www.share4dev.info/telecentresInterview by Peter Ballantyne, June 2009
Johannes Keizer, OEK, FAO,
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Head Editorial Board of the IAALD journal "Agricultural Information Worldwide (AIW)"
Abriendo el Acceso al conocimiento del CGIAR
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Exponiendo en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Edith Hesse del CIAT explica porqué el acceso abierto es importante para el CGIAR y algunos pasos concretos que pueden tomarse para asegurar que los resultados de la investigación sean disponibles y accesibles.
CGIAR libraries collaborate and share resources
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ICARDA's Nihad Maliha explains how library and information services in CGIAR centers work together to overcome some of the challenges they face. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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
Jaron Porciello on developments at the TEEAL Project
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Speaking at the recent IAALD Africa conference, TEEAL Project Director Jaron Porciello explains the new pricing policy for TEEAL. The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library - TEEAL - is a full-text digital library of 149 agricultural journals made available at low cost to universities, agricultural research organizations and government ministries in eligible low-income countries. She also outlines a CTA-supported initiative to make TEEAL available to institutions in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Three entry points to enhance knowledge sharing in agricultural research
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Simone Staiger-Rivas of the CGIAR argues that introducing knowledge sharing into a research organization requires attention to three entry points: The first is 'strategic' - making decision points more horizontal and participatory. The second is to work on concrete tools and approaches that staff can work with. The third concerns capacity building and staff empowerment. There is certainly no single 'magic bullet'. For knowledge sharing to really happen, an organization needs to "change profoundly." Interview by Peter Ballantyne, May 2009

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