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Extending access by extending incentives
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Thomaz Bartol from Slovenia suggests that information can be made more accessible if scientists would be encouraged to produce 'hands-on' products. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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.
Acceso Abierto y RedagroChile
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Exponiendo en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Claudia Chau de la Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) explica el valor del acceso abierto a los miembros de RedagroChile.
Only connect? Listen to farmer needs to give them the right ICTs
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For Hilda Munuya (Knowledge Trends Ltd.) the key issue is in the notion of appropriate technology, or blend of technologies, that farmers will be able to adopt. There's a big difference between younger and older generations, in terms of literacy and exposure to ICTs. To help the farmers, it's important to listen to them and find out what they think is appropriate. Mobile phones and FM radios broadcasting in local languages are clear examples of this.
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
Only connect? Practical solutions from the Caribbean
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Telojo Onu (CAFAN) explores the issue e-agriculture and ICTs. In her perspective, it is important to clearly define what the “E” stands for. For her, “E” first of all stands for ‘enable’, and ICTs are just tools that help people deliver different types of processes. Further, she presents the experience of CAFAN in the Agritalk project, where the farmer association has partnered with phone operators and other service providers to come up with communication solutions that work for the users.
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
Dady Demby sur le projet RAILS
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Interview by Peter Ballantyne
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
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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