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Archive for 2009

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…

Blogging in real life: an interview with ICT-KM at Blogtips.org

Peter Casier, the relentless mastermind behind Blogtips.org, interviewed Enrica and myself about our Website revamp. The history, the team, the decisions, the challenges… it’s all in there. And it was great to have the opportunity to reflect on the project and how we went about it. So enjoy the interview at http://www.blogtips.org/blogging-for-nonprofit-ictkm-blog/ Peter publishes some…

Want your research outputs to fly?

It’s been awhile since my last blog post – been playing detective in a very interesting work task. Early this year the ICT-KM program offered CGIAR centers the opportunity to have their research outputs put to the test. What test, you wonder? When we in the CGIAR say the work we do, belongs to everyone…

Flipchart? No thanks! A picture is worth a thousand words!

Seeing is believing is the name of one of our AGCommons supported projects, one that seeks to demonstrate the value of very high resolution imagery to help scale up a few quick-win productivity enhancement technologies in 10 smallholder communities across Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Niger. The project is coordinated by Pierre T. Sibiry of…

Mobile phones fight disease and poverty – An interview with Whitney Gantt

At the beginning of this year, three different banana diseases were attacking East Africa, devastating farms around the region and exacerbating the prevailing food crisis. To help prevent the spread of such diseases, it is vital that smallholder farmers have access to comprehensive information about crop conditions in the region. As it is, such information is…

Mapping the roads less travelled

Throughout most of the developing world, there is a real and urgent need for roads data.  Road location and attribute information can play a vital role in long term development applications and also help humanitarian agencies with short term emergency and logistical planning. Despite this dire need, though, popular web mapping service applications have not…