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Knowledge Sharing in Research

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,…

An experiment in how best to do R4D: the CPWF launches work on ‘Learning to Innovate’

“Experiments are used by everyone, all the time; whether it’s testing the effects of a drug, or trying to make a new relationship work” (Wikipedia) The Challenge Program on Water and Food is carrying out an experiment in making the relationship between research and development, often referred to as research for development,  work better by…

CPWF focuses on improving coordination and change in its Basin programs

The Challenge Program on Water and Food of the CGIAR is trying to do something different. In their words “through the paradigm of water productivity – developing ways to produce more food within limited water availability – it offers a new approach to natural resources management research within the CGIAR. The CPWF works together with…