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Archive for June, 2010

ESRI Supports Farming Programs at Africa Agriculture GIS Week

Collaborative GIS Web Applications Will Help Agricultural Researchers Make African Farmers More Productive and Profitable ESRI has been sharing ideas and knowledge on geographic information systems (GIS) for agricultural development at Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW) 2010, which took place  June 8–12 in Nairobi, Kenya. Staff has been on hand to meet with delegates and…

Expand your Audience: Stream video online for free

Ever wished that you could reach more people with your workshop, seminar or other meeting? Are there people who really wanted to attend your meeting but were unable to travel? We can now help you make your meetings available online. Using UStream www.ustream.tv (recommended by our colleagues at IFPRI) we can stream live video on the…

Kenya’s agriculture minister opens Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week

Kenya’s agriculture minister opens Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week and calls for efforts to take geospatial information to the ‘last mile’ While addressing the 2nd Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week (AAGW) that opened this week at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Nairobi; Kenya’s Minister for Agriculture, Hon Dr Sally Kosgei, challenged researchers and GIS…

AAGW 2010 Broadcasted Live today from 2 different parallel sessions!!

You couldn’t make it to Nairobi but are interested in following the Africa Agriculture GIS Week? Here are the link to live broadcasting of the presentations from 2 parallel sessions: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ilri-headquarters and http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ilri-nairobi Check the agenda of the week here to find out what is on air.. Follow us on Twitter #AAGW10 and now on…

Launch of AgCommons Platform: Enhancing location-based intelligence

On the first day (Tuesday 8th June 2010) of  the 2nd Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week, the afternoon was devoted to looking at the AgCommons project and the launching of its new platform. An introduction to AgCommons was given by Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Officer of the CGIAR, and Laban MacOpiyo, Director of AgCommons, which provided a background to the…

Announcing new CGIAR-ESRI Agreement to Provide Foundation for Global Agricultural Progams

Nairobi, 8 June 2010 – New Site License Agreement with ESRI Providing GIS technology in Centers Around the Globe as They Work to Increase Food Security and Agricultural Productivity ESRI announces that the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has signed a site license providing access to ArcGIS software across its 15 research centers…

Sharing, connecting and building relationships

The Share Fair in Cali a couple of weeks ago brought back memories of the first Share Fair held in Rome last year.  An unprecedented event bringing together major food and agriculture organizations: CGIAR, FAO, IFAD and WFP, the Share Fair took knowledge sharing to new heights within many of these organizations. Having just joined the…

Africa Agriculture GIS week about to start…

Experts Meet in Nairobi to Explore How Smallholder Farmers across Africa Can Benefit from High-Tech Geospatial Mapping Technologies Geospatial experts from the world’s largest alliance of agricultural research centers will gather in Nairobi from 8-12 June to develop new strategies for using high-tech mapping and analysis to improve productivity and market access for smallholder farmers…