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Archive for April, 2009

Bar-coding kit that improves genebank management

A method of using bar-codes to track the handling of material in genebanks that was developed by the International Potato center (CIP) is so useful that the kit of techniques and equipment is being adopted by other CGIAR centers to improve their daily genebank operations. Managing genebanks involves repeatedly identifying the samples, or accessions, to…

Location intelligence in the news….

The BBC Nairobi reporter David Ogot reports with interviews to our AGCommons steering committee member, Peter Ndunda, to Bioversity and CIAT’s Andy Jarvis and ICRISAT’s Pierre Sibiry. A Message of Hope to Farmers, by Joyce Mulama, IPS Correspondent in Kenya Helping farmers at the touch of a button, IRIN News   More to come….stay tuned!

April CGIAR News features Knowledge Fair article

The April 2009 edition of the CGIAR E-News has just been released and is now available- see CGIAR News April 2009. According the Laura Ivers  from the CGIAR Secretariat Communications Unit who produces the E-News- from her Yammer post: ” This issue highlights innovative CGIAR research initiatives delivered through collective action and partnerships and the…

Blogging for impact (#2 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

In the online publishing world, blogs seem to have taken off like wildfire. While the blog may have humble beginnings as a personal journal, it has transformed into a powerful tool for communicating online.   Not too long ago, research ideas were written in closely guarded notebooks, discussed in hushed tones over coffee and within…

Is our bandwidth sufficient to do networked science?

This article was first published in the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI, www.ilri.org ) internal intranet site. ILRI hosts the Bioscience facility for East and Central Africa (BecA) and is ramping up its work in the area of biotechnology. However, East Africa will be the last region in the world to be connected to the…

Call for articles and papers for KM4Dev journal on learning, collaboration and KM in the water sector

Find the full call for articles and papers for the December 2009 issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal at km4dj_call_for_papers-december-20093 Volume 5, Issue 3, to be published in December 2009, will focus on the effective (and potential) contribution of approaches to learning, collaboration and knowledge management (KM) to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)…