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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…

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…

CGIAR communications and stakeholder engagement – thoughts from Simone Staiger

Many of the people who are leading communications and knowledge management in the CGIAR (33 participants from 12 CGIAR Centers) have gathered this week (May 16-20, 2011) in Nairobi at ILRI Headquarters, to share ideas and lay out the elements of a road map for the CGIAR Consortium and its Centers in terms of communications strategies, collaboration, the use of…

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…