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Author: Mary Schneider

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #3 – Stephen Kibet

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 Stephen Kibet, a young Kenyan man with a passion for helping his community. This is the first…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #2 – Nadia Manning-Thomas

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 by turning the spotlight on the ICT-KM Program’s Nadia Manning-Thomas. This is the first of our interviews under…

AAGW 2010 Roundup

The 2nd Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week (AAGW) opened earlier this month in Nairobi with a speech from Kenya’s Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Dr Sally Kosgei. Her thought-provoking address challenged researchers and GIS practitioners to ‘discuss steps towards the development of delivery mechanisms for making geospatial information accessible to poor smallholders in the villages across Sub-Saharan…

XIII IAALD World Congress Roundup

Montpellier at the end of April was abuzz with eager participants heading to the XIII IAALD World Congress. One of the event’s attractions was a side session on Web 2.0 and Social Media for research uptake, which was facilitated by the ICT-KM Program’s Antonella Pastore, and Pier Andrea Pirani of Euforic Services. Designed to help…

ShareFair Cali Roundup

The recently concluded ShareFair in Cali was a huge success and generated a number of posts on the ICT-KM Program’s blog. To help give you a more complete picture of this week-long event, we’ve consolidated the various posts for easy reading. Find out what happened on the first day of the ShareFair, which saw 200…

Research Data: One of Our Most Important Assets

If you look around you, you will see that we are swimming, possibly drowning, in data. It’s clogging up our mail boxes, taking up space on our hard drives and bookshelves, and engulfing us whenever we make a simple Internet search. With the information and communications technology available to us in this age of data…

Looking Behind the Africa Trial Sites Network

While Asia and Latin America have benefitted from the Green Revolution, agricultural yields in Africa have increased little over the last half century.  This gap is due, in part, to the current state of African research systems. Improved systems will lead to increased yields, a solution that African governments and donors already recognize. Towards this…