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Archive for 2011

Want to get started with AAA pathways? It’s as simple as ABC

Last week I posted a blog about why agricultural research Centres, programs, projects and even individuals should be adopting a ‘new brand’ of agricultural research for development by making use of various pathways for making their knowledge more available, accessible and applicable. This post outlined some key unique selling points as well as evidence for making…

Selling a new ‘brand’ of agricultural research for development: “Use new pathways to make your knowledge travel”

So we’ve got something to ‘sell’. But are you going to buy it? Well, I guess that depends on how and how well we ‘sell’ it to you. Right? If you are a research manager or member of senior management in your research institute, or if you are a researcher doing exciting science and running projects, you might want…

Finding the right pathways for making ‘Rice Advice’ Available, Accessible and Applicable

During the week of  15-18 February 2011, I visited the Africa Rice Center in Cotonou, Benin, and found out that they are doing a lot to make ‘rice advice’ available, accessible and applicable. I also discussed additional pathways to make this vital rice knowledge travel. TEST. TEST2. TEST3. TEST4. During the week of  15-18 February 2011, I…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #11 – Andy Jarvis

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 Andy Jarvis. This award-winning scientist talks about the journey that now sees him spearheading a CGIAR Research…

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Celebrating Women in Agriculture

Welcome to our special edition newsletter that celebrates the centenary of International Women’s Day. This event, which is held annually on 8 March, recognizes the achievements of women around the globe. Today is a day for celebrating women’s successes while also reminding ourselves that there is still much to be done if we are to…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #10 – Alessandra Galié

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 Alessandra Galié. This social scientist has helped increase the visibility of many of Syria’s women farmers and…