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A moving story-Putting the film in context

During the African Agricultural GIS Week (AAGW10), a compelling story emerged. On Day 2 of AAGW10 each of the CGIAR Centre representatives to the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) were given time to present. They were asked to tell their top three stories of what their centres have been doing, sell themselves/their units and share…

Helping us learn: Participants give feedback on Day 0

Day ‘Oh now I know how to…‘ (Day 0)- the learning and training day of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18th October 2010, is now over and done, but we hope the learning that started there isn’t. And while we hope that the participants are learning, experiencing, using and…

Making ag knowledge travel: Travel tips from the Share Fair

“Sometimes I liken my job to being a travel agent“, I shared in my interview in the new Growing Talents: Young Voices in Agriculture series when asked about my work on ‘making ag knowledge travel’. But why the analogy of travel? “The knowledge that exists within various institutions, people and places often stays within the…

AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair: Les jeux sont faits!

As the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair concluded at the end of Day Three on the campus of the International livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I wondered what it was that people would remember the most about this event: what would the over 300 participants take home with them? “All good things come…

AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair Round Up: Day Two

Day Two of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair featured a series of nine different focus groups. With topics that covered the documentation of farmer knowledge, mobile devices, value chains, online platforms, reporting agriculture, and more, participants on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, were certainly spoiled for choice.…

Chickens and ducks and …

Language is a barrier that can have serious implications when it comes to knowledge sharing. This is an issue that has been at the center of many discussions at the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In her blog post covering the Training and Sharing…