ICT-KM of the CGIAR

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Author: Enrica Porcari

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…

Claudia and Maria Fernanda: reporters from the shareFair in Cali

Claudia Calderon and Maria Fernanda Mejia, two young professionals at CIAT were the ‘pens’ behind the ShareFair official blog. To honor their commitment, I am compiling a list of the valuable writings. The writings are in Spanish… the official language of the ShareFair in Cali! Thank you ladies, through your writings many many who could…

“Please make all CGIAR research Open Access” an open response

Dear Arun, I refer to your letter to the CGIAR leadership with the title “Please make all CGIAR research Open Access”, in which you advocate for the adoption of a global open access policy at the CGIAR-System level. I would like to respond to your message in the same spirit of openess. As the Chief…

Quote of the day and some numbers in ShareFair in Cali

The first day of the Sharefair in Cali just came to an end. A real buzz. The CIAT campus welcomed over 200 participants from 18 countries representing 70 institutions. We could not have hoped for better participation, both in numbers and enthusiasm. 6 the morning training sessions on tools and methods for sharing knowledge. Our own…

On the road again

The ICT-KM Program is on the road again. As I write this I’m in Montpellier, France, attending the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD). The Conference aims to create new ways of working together to enhance the development and impact of agricultural research. More on this soon. Over the next few months, we…

Not working or networking?

We’ve been advocates of social media for a long time. So it was encouraging to see the Special Report on social media from the Economist, which extols the benefits of social networking technologies that are “the beginning of an exciting new era of global interconnectedness that will spread ideas and innovations around the world faster…