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Archive for July, 2008

"IFPRI's call to shake-up research": IFPRI's Knowledge and Innovation Conference featured in the New Agriculturalist

“IFPRI’s call to shake-up research” is the name of the article in the most recent edition of the New Agriculturalist magazine highlighting the recently held ‘Advancing Agriculture in Developing countries through Knowledge and Innovation conference’, by IFPRI in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in April 2008. The conference, as seen by the New Agriculturalist was part of…

Making use of farmer knowledge- key to impoved agriculture says IAASTD

The latest edition of LEISA magazine- Magazine on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture (June 2008 volume 24 no.2) features an article by Janice Jiggins entitled “Sustainable agriculture in the news: International study stresses role of farmers”–see article This article is based on “A ground-breaking three-year study that recently concluded that the agriculture sector should…

New ICT-KM newsletter highlights KS activities and events

Check out the most recent ICT-KM newsletter (2nd Quarter 2008) at http://ictkm.cgiar.org/Newsletter/newsletter.html which has just been released. This bumper edition contains lots of updates and articles on ICT-KM program projects, activities, initiatives, events and much more. The newsletter highlights the KS project particularly through: an article about the KS toolkit-see link a piece about the…

Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR's Wiki Approach

written by Gerry Toomey For knowledge creators, brokers, and users alike, it’s perhaps stating the obvious to declare that we live in an increasingly interconnected and complex world. While this modern truism has some annoying consequences – information overload being among the most pervasive – we shouldn’t lose sight of the enormous opportunities on offer.…

Looking at Learning Alliances (in IWMI WASPA project): A reseacher's perspective

During my visit with the IWMI-led Wastewater, Agriculture and Sanitation for Poverty Alleviation (WASPA) project, I spent alot of time with the Project Leader Alexandra Clemett, an IWMI researcher, to discuss the Learning Alliance approach her project is piloting with support from the ICT-KM Knowledge Sharing in Research Project. Alexandra shared alot of her thoughts,…