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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…

Research’s “missing link”: the communications budget

On Tuesday, at the Share Fair in Rome, Rob Burnet presented an inspiring keynote speech entitled “How can we make agriculture more attractive to young people in Africa”. From the Share Fair blog: “Rob Burnet leads Well Told Story, a multi-award-winning Kenyan communications company which pulls together comic books, syndicated FM radio, SMS, social media,…

'Do blogs lead to increased dissemination of research papers?'ask WorldBank researchers

Everyone knows that agricultural research is vital if we are to overcome the current threats to food security, natural resources and the environment. Right? Everyone knows what the CGIAR is doing to mitigate these threats. Right? Everyone knows where they can access CGIAR research outputs. Right? Wrong. Not everyone knows. But two articles I read…

The Power of Video in Research

Videos and the Internet have revolutionized the way in which an increasing number of scientists are now communicating ideas and the results of their research. Videos can efficiently convey large amounts of information and depict scientific procedures that would otherwise require pages upon pages of written text to achieve the same level of understanding. Using…

Can Agriculture Research Help Eradicate Famine?

Every day, we see images of refugees fleeing a drought-ridden Somalia, crowding into camps along the country’s borders, desperate for food and shelter to stay alive. Tens of thousands of people have already died in the region, livestock, essential to the wellbeing of the local populations, suffer the same fate.  Yet, as more than half…

Case studies from the 2010 Latin American and Caribbean Knowledge ShareFair

I am pleased to announce the publication of Feria del Conocimiento América Latina y el Caribe: Casos destacados en agricultura, desarrollo y seguridad alimentaria (only available in Spanish), which gathers the main highlights and conclusions of the first Latin American and Caribbean Knowledge ShareFair hosted by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali,…

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…