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Archive for April, 2010

New tools for agricultural information specialists: highlights from the IAALD session

Among the main themes of the IAALD Congress, a special track was reserved to experiences with new technology tools for agricultural information. On Tuesday 27 afternoon, three papers were presented and  discussed at the IAALD Congress: the use and management of RSS feeds by a network of agricultural information specialists in Southern Africa interactive Web…

2nd Call for Presentations for the Africa Agriculture GIS Week 2010

From 8 -12 June 2010 the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), AGCommons, HarvestChoice and other partners are jointly organizing the second Africa Agriculture GIS Week to be held at the ILRI Campus in Nairobi. We are looking for experiences to be shared and innovative ideas and in the field…

Social Software and Social Networking (#3 CGIAR Strategic Technologies Series)

It’s difficult to ignore Social Software these days. Everywhere you turn there’s evidence that it’s playing an increasingly important role, both at home and in the workplace. The CGIAR IT managers also confirmed this view when they ranked Social Software #3 in the Strategic Technologies for the CGIAR in 2010. Social Software includes a broad…

Research Data: One of Our Most Important Assets

If you look around you, you will see that we are swimming, possibly drowning, in data. It’s clogging up our mail boxes, taking up space on our hard drives and bookshelves, and engulfing us whenever we make a simple Internet search. With the information and communications technology available to us in this age of data…