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James Nguo on the Arid Lands Information Network
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James Nguo explains how young people play a critical role in supporting the dissemination and generation of agricultural information in East Africa.The secret of success in the ALIN approach is to gain the trust of grassroots communities with whom ALIN works. Interview by Peter Ballantyne
Only connect? Mobile phones in rural Africa
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In her presentation to the CTA session at the Japan congress, Roxanna Sami, (IFAD) focused on the role of mobile phones and the impact they are having in rural Africa. Mobiles have an inclusive effect, both socially and economically, and really represent a great success story in Africa.She also reflects on the role of international organizations and how these should influence national government to make sure that adoption of ICTs is central in their poverty reduction strategies.
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.
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
Reflecting on the outcomes of the IAALD 2010 World Congress
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. Jean-François Giovannetti (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes, France) is the chairman of the Programme Committee for the 2010 IAALD Congress. He reflects on the outcomes of the congress and 2 of the main messages that emerged form it.See more at www.iaald.org
LEISA Magazine: Logros y desafíos en la documentación de experiencias agrícolas rurales
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Montpellier, 29 April 2010. In this video in Spanish, Jorge Chevez Tafur (ILEIA) presents the LISA magazine, it's objectives, achievenements and lessons learned in capturing and documenting experiences of small and sustainable agriculture.See more at www.iaald.org
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
Repositorios de Acceso Abierto para la Agricultura en Chile
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Exponiendo en la Reunión RIBDA 2009 en Lima, Rodrigo Donoso de la Biblioteca de la Universidad Católica de Temuco (y RedagroChile) se reflexiona sobre la importancia de los repositorios en acceso abierto en agricultura en Chile.
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.
Only Connect? Content and people are critical
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Peter Walton, agricultural information consultant from Australia, reflects on the CTA-organized session 'Only Connct' at the Japan congress. He worries that thecontent and the people are likely to be overlooked in the enthusiasm for the technologies. Interview by Pier Andrea Pirani

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