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Author: Nadia Manning-Thomas

Moving on from a moving story: following the AAA pathways

How do we make agricultural research available, accessible and applicable? This is a key question for improving the impact of our agricultural research. And you have  probably heard alot about this from us.  But what about from real research projects and researchers trying to do their part? We have developed a second film to share with you…

The CIARD Fair – a new online facility to improve research communication

The latest development of the CIARD (Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development) initiative has been launched on its website – namely the CIARD virtual Fair. For those who are involved in the capture, management and communication of research information and knowledge, the Fair provides a rich environment for discovery, learning and sharing. The…

A global survey on communicating research outputs launched by CIARD

A major challenge faced by researchers today is how to communicate their research outputs more effectively. The  CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) and GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) are conducting a global survey to gather evidence from researchers on potential gains and concerns of a…

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…

Innovative reporting – you can do it!

Reports serve a very useful purpose in our work. They capture and document meetings, activities, processes, projects and events. They help those involved as well as those who weren’t involved to know what was happening, discussed, shared and decided. But how many of you have seen reports that look like those in the picture, to…

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,…