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Archive for November, 2009

You have a voice, and we want to hear it!

Last month, we launched our new website. If you are planning to revamp your website read our story as Blogtips helped us tell our experience in selecting and implementing the platform.  This month, sees the launch of the first issue of our new, blog-generated newsletter. The format is slightly different from the old newsletter, but…

Farmville… or how social media can help

An interesting discussion was started last week by ILRI‘s Peter Ballantyne. Peter is not new to the reader of this blog or anybody who has an interest in agriculture and information. Peter, now Head of the Knowledge Management group at the CGIAR’s Livestock Research Center, is also president of IAALD… and our partner in crime…

Listening to the Voices

This past month, we have been listening to many voices. The voices coming out of Africa speak of passion and possibilities, hope for the underprivileged, and a more equitable life for all. We went behind the scenes at AGCommons, an initiative implemented by the ICT-KM Program, and talked to the people leading three Quick Win…

I simply could not resist….

… showing you the power of this image. I am totally convinced that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I blogged about it recently. But this picture by Neil Palmer at CIAT is a real must-see. We talked about Neil’s talent as a photographer when we reported from the Knowledge Sharing week in CIAT…

AGCommons and RCMRD Announce Partnership

AGCommons (Agricultural Geospatial Commons) and RCMRD (Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development) are pleased to announce their partnership to establish AGCommons as an Africa-based initiative and jointly promote the use of geospatial information technology for the development of Africa. The two organizations have mutual objectives that also include capacity and institutional building, information…