Science for Impact – Extending the Accessibility of CIAT Research

20 May, 2009 by (comments)

Ruben Echeverría shares some perspectives on an agenda for CIAT … On the first day of this KSW, some 50 staff members joined a session organized with the support of the ICT-KM program to discuss the availability and accessibility of CIAT’s research outputs [see presentations]. At the end of the session, I asked the session organizers to come upRead More …

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Reaching end-users : Let’s rethink who is the “pea” and who is the “elephant”

20 May, 2009 by (comments)

Louise Sperling kicked off Day 3 of CIAT’s KS week by stimulating our thinking around the issue of ‘Reaching End Users’ (REU). “While REU was rejected as a deliberate thrust in CIAT’s strategy, and is not visible in the MTPs, the ideas around REU are very high on the agenda of the new CGIAR where planned funding mechanisms andRead More …

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LAC Biotechnology platform : A regional consortium to integrate, catalyze, and empower!

20 May, 2009 by (comments)

The morning discussion about partnerships in the Reaching End User session linked nicely into Joe Tohme’s presentation about a Latin American and Caribbean Biotechnology platform. Joe concedes the idea is not new, having been discussed for several years but it has now been pushed forward in the new strategic plan, based on broad consultation with regional partners like Foragro,Read More …

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Africa’s Development Initiatives

20 May, 2009 by (comments)

Participants in Knowledge Sharing Week 2009 have been taking a closer look at some of CIAT and it partners’ development initiatives in Africa. The African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) is exciting example. An organization working with TSBF in 42 African countries, its core business is to address some of the soil constraints that African farmers face, for example erosion.Read More …


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