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Archive for February, 2011

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #8 – Lieven Claessens

Our “Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture” series of interviews, which puts a face to the youth in agricultural research for development (ARD), hears their voices and obtains an insight into their roles, perspectives, experiences and aspirations, continues with Lieven Claessens. This young scientist talks about an event in Uganda that changed his life and how…

Seeds and climate change: two stories from India

Ever wondered what seeds and genebanks have to do with climate change? Looking for a good story of agricultural research impact on food security in layman’s terms? Our social media agitator Peter Casier posted two great stories with interviews on the blog of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)…

Farewell to Dgroups! Welcome, Google Groups!

Dgroups was set up in 2002 as an online platform offering tools and services to bring individuals and organizations together in the international development community. These tools help facilitate collaboration and communication within teams through a group mailing list, an online archive of the discussions, a group calendar and document sharing. The CGIAR’s Dgroup membership…

Mini Share Fair on agricultural water management uses a (reverse) Rubik’s cube method

The Rubik’s cube is a three-dimensional puzzle that is solved by using a pivot mechanism to turn the faces independently until each one displays a solid colour (Wikipedia), thereby achieving homogeneity. At the mini Share Fair on agricultural water management that I facilitated on 3 February 2011 on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa,…

Central American A4N Project Share Fair – A story of impact

Six months after the Knowledge Share Fair Cali, which was held at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia in March 2010, I was contacted by Ruth Junkin, who is currently leading knowledge management (KM) activities in the Agriculture for Basic Needs (A4N) Project* that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is rolling out in…

ICRISAT: Changing the way we communicate

ICRISAT,  the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, sister to the other 14 centers of the CGIAR is holding this week in its headquarters in Hyderabad, India its Annual Research Meeting. Over 150 scientists gathered here from its 6 research locations in Africa and India to design its activities around the recently launched…