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2nd Call for Presentations for the Africa Agriculture GIS Week 2010

From 8 -12 June 2010 the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), AGCommons, HarvestChoice and other partners are jointly organizing the second Africa Agriculture GIS Week to be held at the ILRI Campus in Nairobi. We are looking for experiences to be shared and innovative ideas and in the field…

Share Fair and KM4Dev meeting: Bookmark now these two inseparable events

“All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections” Arthur Aufderheide, University of Minnesota. In an earlier post we wrote about the CGIAR-FAO Knowledge Share Fair that will take place at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in May 25-27. We are currently receiving excellent replies to our…

Agriculture Information Access Marketplace: join us in Montpellier

On Monday 25th April 2010, just before the official opening of the  IAALD XIIIth  World Conference in Montpellier, France the CIARD partners are organizing an  Agriculture Information Access Marketplace: an informal, interactive event which will see the participation of a wide range of organizations, both large and small. A fast moving forum that will allow…

Knowledge Share Fair: Latin America and Caribbean at CIAT, Cali, Colombia, 25 – 27 May 2010

We are pleased to announce the Knowledge Share Fair Latin America and Caribbean which will take place in Cali, Colombia, 25 – 27 May 2010. Focus In January 2009, Rome-based agencies working in agriculture, development and food security joined forces to co-organize the first Knowledge “Share Fair” in order to enable their staff to showcase,…

There’s wisdom in waiting: the CGX 2.0 Coaching Strategy a month later

Last October 29, the CGX 2.0 team (Tania, Michael and myself) attended “Knowledge Sharing: Getting Together to Do It Better“, at IDLO Headquarters in Rome. The event was jointly organized by the KM4Dev Rome chapter and the Rome-based organizations that had already collaborated for the ShareFair in January 2009. The day was exciting and exhausting.…

The Community Knowledge Workers model – A success story

“Melinda and I believe that helping the poorest smallholder farmers grow more and get it to market is the world’s single most powerful lever for reducing hunger and poverty.” – Bill Gates. One of the five AGCommons’ Quick Win Projects, Community Level Crop Disease Surveillance, has achieved an important result. As a component of the…

AGCommons at Africa GIS Conference 2009 in Kampala

AGCommons, the program led by the ICT-KM Program to provide location-specific (geospatial) information to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with the goal of improving productivity and livelihoods, will be present at the Africa GIS Conference 2009 in Kampala, Uganda (25-30 October), to inform participants about its development as an Africa-based service bureau and its Quick…