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Author: Francesca Pelloni

From the Roots, From the Stars – Scaling Up and Out

Link to Original Post written by Sibiry Traore on AgCommons Some time back, we argued against top‐down approaches. But we also said that fruitful knowledge exchange was a two‐way street. Confused? Clarification: Roots for Relevance. Stars to Scale up. We want STRONG ROOTS to grow from the bottom up. Like Honorables Mamadou Simpara and Sounkoutoun Sissoko , MPs for…

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…

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…

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…

Register for the Africa Agriculture GIS Week 2010!

Countdown started for the Africa Agriculture GIS week (AAGW) 2010: entitled ‘Taking a closer look at the role of spatial information and analysis in supporting improved agricultural research and development’, it will take place in Nairobi from 8 to 12 June, 2010, on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with this tentative agenda. We…

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…

Time for a new website for AGCommons

After revamping ICT-KM site, it was the turn of AGCommons‘s blog to get some fresh energy from a redesign. It is essential and to the point, with easy-to-find information on location specific information technology, insights and events, in addition to updates on AGCommons activities, projects and services. Check it out at www.agcommons.org!

AGCommons Business Opportunity: Leader Sought to Equip Africa’s Farmers with Location-Specific Information

Background Agriculture is intimately tied to its location in the landscape and, by extension, to key conditions strongly influenced by location, particularly climate, soil and water availability. This link to geospatial factors is probably stronger for agriculture than any other economic sector. Geospatial information is critical to good decision making throughout the agriculture sector –…

Seeing is believing: the high resolution imagery revolution

Wondering how high resolution imagery can help smallholder farmers? The SIBWA – Seeing is Believing West Africa, one of the AGCommons quick win projects, blog series can help you find the answer. VHRIex2: Mindsets & Skillsets to entrust smallholders with Very High Resolution Imagery- A manifesto against top-down approaches REMEMBER ROME? They conquered Greece (with their…