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LEISA Network Portal

LEISA Network Portal



Presentation by Wilma Roems to Euforic/EADI workshop: 'Showcasing Knowledge and Information Services'. Geneva, 24 June 2008.

Presentation by Wilma Roems to Euforic/EADI workshop: 'Showcasing Knowledge and Information Services'. Geneva, 24 June 2008.



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    • LEISA Network portal Wilma Roem Case for the Workshop: “ Exchanging Information on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture” Euforic and the EADI Working Group on Information Management Geneva, 24 June 2008
    • www.leisa.info
    • Exchange within Network of partner organisations Exchange with broader community, authors/readers and beyond
      • Interactive Website:
      • Create online LEISA community
      • Provide Open Access to LEISA Information
      • Facilitate the Exchange of experience based information
      • Facilitate Network communication
      Exchange of digital information
    • Online network Data Bases
      • Portal for Magazines
      • People and Organisations
      • Library and Events
      • Online Documentation method
      Different style sheets to present the content of the data bases Partners have their “own” pages in different languages but share all their data
    • Network services:
      • Open source software
      • Central related databases: update only once
      • Managed from any part of the world
      • Partner that adds information “owns” this information
      • Expand with: partners, languages, types of information
      • Exchange with other networks or databases (XML, OAI)
      Interactive tools: E-LEISA: electronic newsletter Discussion Forums Thematic dossiers Extranet: intranet for partners BLOG and RSS feeds possible
    • Reflection
      • Achievement : Increased outreach: 80,000 visitors per month in 2008
      • Innovative : The network has one shared website which appears as regional websites in regional languages
      • Challenge : To increase the visibility of this network in the international development field
    • Take Away Message
      • The LEISA website is one of the leading global websites on sustainable smallholder agriculture.
      • It is a treasure house of practical, experience-based information provided by farmers, fieldworkers and scientists.
    • Supplementary Information
      • URL of the service: www.leisa.info
      • Email for more information: w.roem@ileia.nl