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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…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #11 – Andy Jarvis

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 Andy Jarvis. This award-winning scientist talks about the journey that now sees him spearheading a CGIAR Research…

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…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #10 – Alessandra Galié

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 Alessandra Galié. This social scientist has helped increase the visibility of many of Syria’s women farmers and…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #9 – Jemimah Njuki

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 Jemimah Njuki. This young social scientist talks about her work that is empowering African women farmers. This…

Women overcoming the effects of drought and pests through a virtual academy

Back in 2004, as part of our first Investment Plan, we supported an idea from the  International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to establish a system for innovative knowledge sharing with regard to drought preparedness through a Virtual Academy for the Semi-Arid Tropics (VASAT) involving advances in ICTs coupled with Open Distance Learning…