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Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
Introducing IAALD
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Introducing IAALD

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Presentation by Peter Ballantyne: WITFOR, August 2007

Presentation by Peter Ballantyne: WITFOR, August 2007

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  • 1. Introducing IAALD Global network of agriculture information professionals WITFOR August 2007 Peter Ballantyne
  • 2. Starting points <ul><li>Agriculture and rural development at the ‘heart’ of development </li></ul><ul><li>Information and knowledge ‘power’ ARD </li></ul><ul><li>Important to build and connect the agricultural ‘power grid’; document and catalyze learning and knowledge sharing, mobilize expertise on agricultural information management </li></ul>
  • 3. IAALD vision <ul><li>global community of practice for information specialists* in agriculture and related disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>* people and institutions who are professionally involved in creating, capturing, accessing, or disseminating information and knowledge concerning agriculture and rural development </li></ul>
  • 4. What IAALD does <ul><li>connecting agricultural information specialists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>platforms and spaces for information dissemination, exchange, knowledge sharing, and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>convening agricultural information specialists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meetings and dialogue among all agricultural information stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>communicating and advocating the value of knowledge and information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improving the status and practice of agricultural information management and dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>collaborating with members and partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>facilitating educational and other opportunities across agricultural information communities </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. How IAALD operates <ul><li>Members (institutions, individuals, students) </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Committee 2005-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>World Congresses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USA 2005; Japan 2008; France 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapters (china, europe, africa) </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives, events with partners </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Sisters’ (jaald, usain, aibda, fita’s, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Low-cost, participatory Web 2.0 approach </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.iaald.org </li></ul><ul><li>Listserver @ University Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog: http://iaald.blogspot.com </li></ul>
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  • 7. Topics and trends <ul><li>From extension into online e-advisory and Q&A services </li></ul><ul><li>Getting ICTs into rural communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>phones, exchanges, community telecentres, radio etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indigenous and traditional knowledge, farmer-to-farmer </li></ul><ul><li>E-agriculture, e-collaboration and networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enhancing agriculture and rural development through improved information exchange, communication and learning processes </li></ul></ul>
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  • 13. Topics and trends 2 <ul><li>From ‘research’ into ‘innovation systems’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovations emerge from interaction among different stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and KM into research, e-science, and development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>virtual libraries, repositories, portals, COPs, search and share tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open access, open knowledge, open science, public goods </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0, science, 2.0, agriculture 2.0 ? </li></ul>
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  • 17. Recent IAALD blog postings <ul><li>Open Access and the progress of science </li></ul><ul><li>ICTs benefit fishing communities </li></ul><ul><li>Digital publishing for small organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Market information systems and agricultural commodity exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative rural information practices in Asia and Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>IFAD strategy for knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Information Management Standards Website </li></ul><ul><li>FAO and GTZ workshop on KM and communication for rural development </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Internet to grow better crops in Sri Lanka </li></ul>
  • 18. Global reach
  • 19. <ul><li>… to be properly knowledgeable, the centres and the peripheries need to be in conversations with the other … </li></ul><ul><li>Wendell Berry </li></ul><ul><li>IAALD 2005 world congress </li></ul>Convening and connecting
  • 20. <ul><li>You can join IAALD at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.iaald.org </li></ul>

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