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Archive for June, 2008

The Farmers' Conference: a researcher's perspective

I had a chat with Maatougui Mohammad, researcher at ICARDA, who participated in the recently held Farmers’ Conference at ICARDA (4th-8th May) . Although perhaps one of the already ‘converted’, working on participatory plant breeding, he was very excited about  Farmers’ Conference. He said that it was really a dynamic and successful event bringing together…

Learning more about Farmers' Conference from farmers in Sweida

After visiting Ruqeia in Souran, Alessandra and I headed to the village of Lahessa outside of the town of Sweida, about an hour and half outside of Damascus. There we spent time with Camillia, Munifa, Ansaf, Ghazale, Ibdisam (5 women), and also Sammi (man)-all farmers who had participated in the Farmers’ Conference, held by ICARDA…

Thoughts on the Farmers' Conference: from interview with Ruqeia

Ruqeia is young woman from the village of Souran, located about an hour away from ICARDA’s HQ in Syria. She was one of the Syrian farmers who attended the International Farmers’ Conference, held 4th-8th May 2008- a knowledge sharing initiative of the ICARDA Knowledge Sharing in Research Pilot Project, supported by the CGIAR ICT-KM program.…

Visit to ICARDA KSinR Pilot project-follow-up to Farmers' Conference

Last week (June 2nd to 9th) I, Nadia Manning-Thomas, Project Leader of the Knowledge Sharing in Research project made a visit to the ICARDA KSinR Pilot Project in Syria. As you may have seen from previous blog posts, the ICARDA Pilot Project recently held their International Farmers’ Conference. As part of the Monitoring and Evaluation…

Instututional KS Supports Participation of KS Champions of Two Centers in the Upcoming KM4Dev Meeting

The Institutional KS Project is proud to announce supporting the participation of two CGIAR staff to attend the upcoming annual KM4Dev gathering. Andrea Pape-Christiansen, in charge of knowledge management at ICARDA, participated in phase 1 of the KS workshop and applied for sponsorship, an offer that was expressed to workshop participants as a means to…

CGMap status and plans, May 2008

The CGIAR Medium Term Plan Analysis Program (CGMap, in short) will allow people interested in CGIAR research to search, browse, download and analyse the projects the CG Centers plan and describe in their Medium Term Plans (MTPs). Traditionally in mid-June CGIAR Centers submit to the CGIAR Science Council their Medium Term Plans: documents that reflect the centers’ 3-year…