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Archive for July, 2008

Knowledge Sharing in Research project featured on CPWF website: Highlighting strong relationship between CPWF and KSinR

The Knowledge Sharing in Research project has been featured on the website of the Challenge Program of Water and Food (CPWF)–www.waterandfood.org/, under the ‘Research’ tab– see KSinR link The Knowledge Sharing project-both Phase I and II- have enjoyed great support from the CPWF, which itself adopts many principles and frameworks of knowledge sharing in research.…

IWMI Wastewater KSinR project produces and uses awareness and training videos for sharing research messages on 'good wastewater use practices' with target groups

In sub-Saharan Africa, where wastewater treatment does not keep pace with city growth, the use of polluted water in irrigated vegetable production is very common. This puts urban dwellers at risk as these vegetables are part of the urban fast food. An number of entry points for health risk reduction are important, including safer irrigation…

"Knowledge sharing on 'Good Practices' for Safer Vegetable production"-IWMI Wastewater KSinR Project article in RUAF Regional Newsletter

The IWMI Wastewater KSinR Pilot project is focused on using knowledge sharing approaches to promote better use of wastewater in food production. This Pilot project recently published an article in the RUAF Regional Newsletter Urban AgricInfo Vol.2, Issue No.1, ISSN, March 2008, p 2-3. See- Knowledge sharing on’Good Practices’ for Safer Vegetable production The article…

Moving from research generation (only) to dissemination, adaptation and utilization: the call from the Innovation Systems Perspective

Yesterday I attended seminar on ILRI Addis campus given by two senior researchers: Berhanu and Ananda- on the topic of how to integrate Value Chain Analysis and Agricultural Innovation Systems approaches in order to move forward and achieve an agenda for research for development. This was an interesting seminar which sparked many questions and discussions…

ICARDA KSinR Project uses mobile phones for knowledge sharing

The Pilot Project run by The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is focused on research/researchers recognizing the value of farmer knowledge, getting farmers to value their own knowledge and ideas, and finding ways to share farmers’ and other sources of knowledge between farmers. The main activity of the Pilot Project…

IWMI Wastewater KSinR project broadcasts good wastewater use messages via interactive radio programs

One of the activities proposed by the IWMI Wastewater KSinR Pilot project was the development of an interactive radio program to extend the delivery of research results and messages to target groups. The radio program was targeted at farmers, traders (market women) and caterers-all users of wastewater in various stages of food production. A script…

Evaluation Study of Phase I of KS Project

The Institutional KS Project has started to undertake an evaluation study of project phase I (2004-2006). The Project Team of the first phase undertook a self–assessment, which provides the background for the proposed study and can be considered as its starting point. An independent evaluation of those experiences should help us to explore an entry point for…

Follow-up discussion on Learning Alliance(and other MSPs) light-How can WE share our experiences?

There has been a fairly active response to the blog post on Learning Alliance- light?!: exploring models that work posted on July 3rd 2008. Some interesting comments and perspectives have been shared–check it out and give us your own thoughts too. In addition, with a general agreement by a number of contributers to the blog…

Second DFID Research Into Use call focuses on novel communication and partnerships-close link to work of KSinR

The second call for proposals from DFID’s Research into Use group is strongly linked to the Knowledge Sharing in Research project objectives, activities and knowledge being generated. The call focuses on proposals that look to use novel communication and/or public-private partnerships to move vital research into use. These two areas are also being explored in…