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Making ICTs accessible to farmers
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Telogo Onu of the Caribbean Farmers Network argues that we need to sit down together, the different stakeholders, to ensure that ICTs deliver practical solutions that people and processes can benefit from.
Welcome to the 12th IAALD Congress
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Tokyo, August 2008. Peter Ballantyne introduces the Japan 2008 CongressSee more at http://iaald.blogspot.com
Stephen Rudgard, FAO
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Stephen Rudgard, FAO Chief of Knowledge Management and Capacity Development
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
Dady Demby on the RAILS project
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Moving towards e-agriculture
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Stephen Mesa from Papua New Guinea reflects on the usefulness of the Japan congress as a way to bring people together from around the workd to tackle new and emerging 'e' agendas.
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
Capacity building for knowledge sharing in research
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Vanessa Meadu from the World Agroforestry Center explains how the KSToolkit has been used in a participatory workshop for East African scientists.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
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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