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    • AGCommons Partnering CSI/AGCommons April 2, 2009 1
    • Definitions  Partner: a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor.  Movement: a diffusely organized or heterogeneous group of people or organizations tending toward or favoring a generalized common goal 2
    • Catalyzing a Starfish “Organization”  Hard to kill  Groups are self funding  If you take out a unit it  Hard to count survives participants  Power and knowledge  Self-sustaining are distributed  Groups communicate  Flexible organization directly 3
    • Implementation Partners  Provide local and domain-specific capacity, stakeholder relationships and experience to ensure successful and sustainable solutions  Can take a project-delivered solution to a sustainable business model  Deliver products and solutions that align with the goals of AGCommons  Utilize the AGCommons “platform” to achieve their project goals 4
    • Technology/Business Partners  Buy into principle of inclusivity with respect to proprietary or open source technologies  Have capabilities to bridge the “10K divide” with respect to converting hard data to relevant and usable, location-specific information products and disseminating them via appropriate channels  Bring entrepreneurial creativity to realizing value and revenue towards sustainable solutions 5
    • Donor Partners  Buy into program and principle that a coordinated, shared “platform” will enable broader impact and sustainable value  Desire to access economies of scale with respect to data and solutions development  Are willing to participate in governance and continued evaluation and refinement of program direction 6
    • AGCommons Partner “ecology” •Local capacity •Leverage common platform Implementation •Expertise Partners •Relationships •Inclusive Technology / •Enabling information Business exchange at the “edge” Partners •Entrepreneurial creativity •Program alignment Donor •Achieve scale and Partners sustainability 7