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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…

'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 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…

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…

ICRISAT: Changing the way we communicate

ICRISAT,  the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, sister to the other 14 centers of the CGIAR is holding this week in its headquarters in Hyderabad, India its Annual Research Meeting. Over 150 scientists gathered here from its 6 research locations in Africa and India to design its activities around the recently launched…