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Archive for June, 2009

'Never underestimate a quiet farmer'- Final interview with ICARDA KSinR Pilot Project

Never underestimate a quiet farmer: An interview with Alessandra Galiè from the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) about the KSinR Pilot Project – ‘The International Farmers’ Conference’ They say you can learn a lot from sitting on a thorn. Apparently, when it comes to plant breeding, you can also learn…

KSinR Pilot Projects have their say at the end of the project

During the Synthesis workshop for the Knowledge Sharing in Research Project held in November 2008, a professional journalist participated in the workshop to capture what was going at the workshop, give advice about using media and sharing messages with the public, as well as to conduct interviews with each of the Pilot Project Leaders (or…

'Sharing knowledge can save lives'-Final interview with IWMI Wastewater KSinR Pilot Project

Sharing knowledge can save lives: An interview with Phillip Amoah and Tonya Schuetz  from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) on the KSinR Pilot Project- ‘The Knowledge Sharing approach to safe food’ A lack of knowledge in Ghana can get you thrown in jail or even killed. Such are the stakes when dealing with the…

ICT-enabled collaboration: a presentation at the Science Forum

The CGIAR Science Forum was recently held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 16th and 17th June 2009. As part of the Science Forum, a number of workshops were convened on key topics. This included: Workshop 3. ICTs transforming agricultural science, research and technology generation I (Nadia Manning-Thomas, KSinR Project Leader) was asked to prepare a think-piece…

Reinventing agricultural science: notes from Wageningen

Last week Wageningen UR saw a number of scientists and managers from the CGIAR and beyond gather to discuss how to revitalise the way we do science. Dominic Glover provides a great perspective on the Science Forum 2009 of the CGIAR at the Broker’ blog: http://tinyurl.com/ldbchx He provides insights on how this event explored ways to mobilize…

Newsfeeds: delivering the latest news to your virtual doorstep; and ways to share it! (#9 Social Media Tools Series)

Here’s a test: Take a look at the bookmarks of your favorite websites and blog sites, and tell me how often you browse them? If your answer is not often enough, allow me to let you in on a little secret – it’s called “RSS” in geekspeak, and “newsfeeds” in English. If you’d like to…