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2012 04 CIARD - Improving Productivity through  Access to Knowledge Resourcespresentation - FARA - English

2012 04 CIARD - Improving Productivity through Access to Knowledge Resourcespresentation - FARA - English






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  • Let’s move on to the next question: What do we communicate or better: what is the message we would like to convey?Obviously, our message is: TECA is a great tool, with added value for its usersWhile it is important to be able to name TECAs advantages, we found it is very important, also as we further develop the platform, to know TECAs comparative advantage; its niche among the many web-based services, which (1) focus on small-producers or (2) document technological innovation/ best practices or (3) provide an online platform for knowledge exchange. In a quite elaborate comparison and analysis we compared TECA to over a dozen other websites. What I present here, are only the conclusions we drew from this comparison. We drew the conclusion that TECA has indeed a clearly identifiable comparative advantage, not with individual features it has, but rather with the unique combination of features that other services offer as well.CLICK (see comm. strat. for an explanation of that point)CLICK (see comm. strat. for an explanation of this point)CLICK (see comm. strat. for an explanation of that point)We also want to share one of the more critical lessons we have learnt from this analysis and comparison. We realized that interactive knowledge exchange and sharing or to put it differently, to build a community requires specificity, be it a thematic focus or a geographical. See point 2.3.2.a (on page 5/6 of the communication strategy) on that point. This is one of the reasons why we plan to participate more actively in existing CoPs and interactive platforms. This takes us to the next question.

2012 04 CIARD - Improving Productivity through  Access to Knowledge Resourcespresentation - FARA - English 2012 04 CIARD - Improving Productivity through Access to Knowledge Resourcespresentation - FARA - English Presentation Transcript

  • 2nd Annual Ministerial Dialogue FARA Secretariat Improving Productivity through Access to Knowledge Resources Stephen Rudgard
  • Territory size shows proportion of scientific paperspublished in 2001 by authors living there.Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan)
  • Books, chapter Annual reports Radio/TV reports or monographs Paper or articles(informal, non-peer reviewed) Theses Research reports commissioned Articles in conference proceedings Articles in scholarly journals
  • Source: Repository Maps - repository66.orgPowered by Google
  • Accessibility of research outputs in international agriculture centres Centre A Centre B Centre C Indexed Full Text (In-house) Internet SearchGraph by FAO. Source data from Agricultural Information Worldwide. Vol. 3. No.1 (2010)
  • Agricultural Repositories in GhanaGraph by FAO. Source data from INSTI, Ghana. March, 2010
  • 2011 Global Survey on Barriers to Research Communication s
  • A new way forwardCoherence in Informationfor Agricultural Research for Development www.ciard.net
  • Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for DevelopmentA Global Movement
  • The Community Founding PartnersMore than 150 other organizations participating… www.ciard.net
  • CIARD in 2012 Regional Consultations with Policymakers Endorsement through GCARD 2012 2007 2009 2011 2011www.ciard.net
  • Endorsement of www.ciard.net
  • www.ciard.net
  • Pathways to achieve the Checklist
  • Vision Manifesto Checklist (Values) PathwaysFair Framework of Standards and Services www.ciard.net
  • CIARD support for overcomingthe Challenges in Research Communication Our institution has no policy on We don’t have time to communicating adapt our results into the its outputs what extensionists wantWe have no systems Other scientists willand tools for Internet publish our results if wedissemination share them There are no staff with the skills in digital technologies www.ciard.net
  • Routemap to InformationNodes and Gateways www.ciard.net
  • Technologies and Practices forTECA Small Agricultural Producers Appropriate content and format for small producers + Searchable knowledge base + Breadth in topics, sources, geographical scope, and languages http://teca.fao.org
  • TECA User GroupsProducers’ associations Advisory services (extension agencies) Research and development organizations Universities NGOs Private sector
  • - the Way Forward
  • www.ciard.net