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Archive for May, 2008

Growing discussion on Farmers' Conference

An interesting discussion is growing on the ICARDA-organised Farmers’ Conference. The previous post (by Nadia Manning entitled “Farmers’ Conference on Participatory breeding”) giving an overview of what happened at the innovative event has begun to receive some attention. Alessandra Galie, ICARDA, who worked on the organising team has posted a few comments giving further insight…

Farmers' Conference on Participatory Plant Breeding

Some 53 farmers from six countries exchanged experiences and knowledge through story telling during the Farmers’ Conference held at ICARDA Headquarters in Aleppo, 4-8 May. The conference was supported by the Knowledge Sharing Project of ICT-KM. Farmers from Syria, Algeria, Iran, Jordan, Egypt and Eritrea attended the first Farmer’s Conference organized by the Barley Research…

Pics and maps: photos in Google Maps

If you’re a frequent user of Google Maps, you may have noticed a new button: More… Open it and you have two options: Photos, Wikipedia. Check Photos, and thumbnails of photographs will be displayed over the map you’re looking at. Google Maps has integrated pictures from Panoramio, an online service that lets you georeference your…

Introducing the 'Knowledge Sharing in Research'(KSinR) Project

To address the issue and need raised in the last post on “Why knowledge sharing in research?” the ICT-KM program in its Investment Plan 2006 added to a planned second Phase of the Knowledge Sharing project- a component on Knowledge Sharing in Research. This component is aimed at identifying and pursuing opportunities to enhance collaborative…

Using Delicious in research

Chandima Gunadasa from IWMI has emailed us a link towards a blog post by C. Wess Daniels, a PhD Student at Fuller Theological Seminary in the School of Intercultural Studies. Wess gives detailed tips to using del.icio.us in research. Chandima thinks this would be interesting to our researchers.   del.icio.us is above all a social…

A meeting of very spatial people…..

I have been a supporter of the CGIAR Consortium of Spatial Information (CSI) since I started my job in the CGIAR.  This is a group of highly competent, committed individuals with a common idea: using Geographic tools and methods to better Serve the Global Agricultural Research and Development Community. The ICT-KM program supported the CSI…