A4NH / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Nutrition / Open access

Open-access Knowledge Bank tackles malnutrition

Developed through the mNutrition Initiative, the Nutrition Knowledge Bank (going live today) aims to help bridge the gap between information providers and users by providing an open-access store of both nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches and nutrition-specific health interventions. Continue reading

ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

ICTs, livestock research and social learning – ILRI contributes to ict4ag conference

ILRI people were active at the recent ict4ag conference in Kigali. Ewen Le Borgne was part of the overall facilitation team; on the plug and play day, Absolomon Kihara talked about the open data kit and on days two and three, ILRI organized session on livestock and ICTs and on social ICTs … Organized by Peter … Continue reading

Africa / Caribbean / ICT / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

ODK used by ILRI for livestock data collection

Data collecting is a vital part of research for development work, as the results inform good decision making. Paper based system have been used to collect data in the field and for monitoring and evaluation of projects in rural areas. However, this approach is time consuming, labour intensive, error prone that may affect productivity and … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Event / ICT / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Facilitating large events – Lessons from the ict4ag Rwanda conference

This year’s most important event in the world of agricultural information and knowledge took place from 4 to 8 November in Kigali, Rwanda. ict4ag brought together over 400 participants eager to share ideas, questions, and applications supporting the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agricultural development. The event was led by the Technical Centre … Continue reading

Agriculture / Ethiopia / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

ICTs, mobile phones and Ethiopian agriculture

Yesterday, Judy Payne (USAID e-Business Advisor) and Amol Jadhav (GSMA Development Fund) convened an informal meeting of people in Addis Ababa with an interest in information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agriculture. The aim was to share ongoing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and GSMA (the trade association for mobile industries) Development Fund … Continue reading