Introducing the issue of lack of access to the outputs of African agricultural research
Noting in a positive context that output of traditional scientific publications from African scientists has been rising over the last decade in all parts of the continent. Note: This covers all subjects not just agriculture.
Graphical representation of how African scientists are collaborating together – as reflected by co-authoring of scientific papers together. Shows language barriers (Anglo:Franco) and regional barriers to collaboration Note: This covers all subjects not just agriculture.
A time series in 3 slides covering 2 decades of the number of open access repositories - showing that some progress has been made in Africa although the region has not developed as fast as some parts of the world Note: This covers all subjects not just agriculture.
Graphic representation of the amount of web-based information/content across continents/regions. Note: This covers all subjects not just agriculture.
This slide shows how three agricultural research centres are struggling with making their research outputs truly accessible in three generic areas, starting with % accessibility of Bibliographic References, moving to % accessibility of Full Text, and lastly % accessibility through international search engines/indexes. It can be noted that these issues affect international centres just as much as they affect national ones. Note: The various segments of the diagram represent different indicators of accessibility within each of the three general categories – the details have been left out to simplify the diagrams.
This slide shows how the communication of research outputs can be diversified – by using a variety of different media and international services in addition to traditional websites.
Under the Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet), five national organizations are making their research outputs accessible in metadata format and full text, and have had varying degrees of success so far.
Under the Ghana Agricultural Information Network System (GAINS), five national organizations are making their full text research outputs accessible in digital format, and have had varying degrees of success so far.
2010-07 CIARD AASW Meeting (Burkina Faso) - access to agricultural research in Africa
Presentation by Dr. Stephen Rudgard Chief. Knowledge and Capacity for Development Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 5 th African Agricultural Science Week Burkina Faso. July 2010 www.ciard.net [email_address] Access to Agricultural Research Outputs in AFRICA
AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS ARE THEY TRULY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?
Source : Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010). Africa’s output of publications Publications over period 1999-2008
Source : Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010). Network of collaboration Cluster of countries with strongest partnerships (by papers)
1990-96 Open Access Repositories Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google
2006 Open Access Repositories Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google
Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google Jun-2010 Open Access Repositories
Graph by FAO. Source data from www.webometrics.info (Webpages from universities. January, 2009) Content in Google from universities
Graph by FAO. Source data from Agricultural Information Worldwide. Vol. 3. No.1 (2010) Accessibility of research outputs in some International Centres Centre A Centre B Centre C Bibliographic References Full Text Resources Search Engines
Source : Graph elaborated by FAO based on ILRI. July, 2010. number of views 2009 2010 Accessibility of research outputs International Livestock Research Institute
Agric. Research Institutional Repositories Status in Kenya Source : Graph by FAO. Source data from KARI, Kenya. May, 2010.
Number of publications Agric. Research Institutional Repositories Status in Ghana Graph by FAO. Source data from INSTI, Ghana. March, 2010 Number of publications
Presentation by Stephen Rudgard. FAO 5th African Agricultural Science Week Burkina Faso , July, 2010. Access to Agricultural Research Outputs in Africa www.ciard.net [email_address] THANK YOU for more information please visit www.ciard.net