LEISA Network Portal

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

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LEISA Network Portal

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. www.leisa.info
  3. 3. Exchange within Network of partner organisations Exchange with broader community, authors/readers and beyond <ul><li>Interactive Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Create online LEISA community </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Open Access to LEISA Information </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the Exchange of experience based information </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate Network communication </li></ul>Exchange of digital information
  4. 4. Online network Data Bases <ul><li>Portal for Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>People and Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Events </li></ul><ul><li>Online Documentation method </li></ul>Different style sheets to present the content of the data bases Partners have their “own” pages in different languages but share all their data
  5. 5. Network services: <ul><li>Open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Central related databases: update only once </li></ul><ul><li>Managed from any part of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Partner that adds information “owns” this information </li></ul><ul><li>Expand with: partners, languages, types of information </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange with other networks or databases (XML, OAI) </li></ul>Interactive tools: E-LEISA: electronic newsletter Discussion Forums Thematic dossiers Extranet: intranet for partners BLOG and RSS feeds possible
  6. 6. Reflection <ul><li>Achievement : Increased outreach: 80,000 visitors per month in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative : The network has one shared website which appears as regional websites in regional languages </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge : To increase the visibility of this network in the international development field </li></ul>
  7. 9. Take Away Message <ul><li>The LEISA website is one of the leading global websites on sustainable smallholder agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a treasure house of practical, experience-based information provided by farmers, fieldworkers and scientists. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Supplementary Information <ul><li>URL of the service: www.leisa.info </li></ul><ul><li>Email for more information: w.roem@ileia.nl </li></ul>

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