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Archive for October, 2008

Mark your calendar and participate in the Virtual Forum "Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas" 17-28 November 2008 at www.e-agriculture.org

Mobile phones are the success story of bridging the rural digital divide, bringing tangible economic benefits and acting as agents of social mobilization through improved communication. But what are the real challenges that face reaching rural areas, and what are some of today’s most beneficial applications that can help these rural communities, specifically regarding agriculture…

Jo Cadilhon from FAO about the KS Workshop: KS is Collaborative, Flexible, and Fun.

As part of my work as Marketing Officer (Quality Improvement) at FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, I am involved in sharing knowledge and information about new marketing best practices with my colleagues in the regional office’s informal and multidisciplinary Commercialization and Agri-Business Interest Group (CABIG).   As a coordinator of CABIG –…

Many resources from 'Maximising impact of agricultural research in Africa: a workshop on research communication" now becoming available-check them out

At the recently held “Maxmising the impact of agricultural research in Africa: A workshop on research communication” in Addis in October, a number of ways of capturing, documenting and sharing the workshop were carried out. These are becoming available though a number of different channels–read on for ways to find these resources. Peter Ballantyne, President…

Stories from the Addis workshop: how to empower our researchers? How to improve our impact?

On 21st October we alerted you on the workshop to be held in Addis Ababa on how communication can help improve the impact of agriculture research. The ICT-KM program was one of the organizers of the event. Watch our Nadia Manning-Thomas tell her story about how the knowledge sharing approach proposed by the ICT-KM program…

"Maximising the impact of Agricultural research in Africa: A workshop on research communication" starts today-Watch this space.

As part of learning about and trying new tools and approaches to communication, as well as wanting to share with others out there about the workshop- some of the organisers and participants will be blogging on the event- “Maximising Impact of Agricultural Research In Africa: A Workshop on Research Communication” which starts today- October 21st-…

If a tree grows in a lab, will the poor eat its fruits? Opening Access to Agricultural Research: A Triple-A Approach to Make Research Available and Useful

Research-oriented organizations cannot be satisfied just knowing they have produced high quality science. It is essential that the outputs of research are communicated and put to use, in the village, on the ground, in the lab, or across the negotiating table.   On 30 November 2008, the ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International…