Workshop I: Knowledge Systems (Ithaca, NY) Presentations

The following presentations were made at the Knowledge Systems Workshop. Links to powerpoint and audio versions of the presentations will be coming soon.

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Setting the Stage: Why First Kilometer Challenges?

Description: 
This session is designed to develop a common understanding of First Kilometre Challenges by sharing experiences and understandings of the variety of ways different smallholder farmers currently develop, obtain, accept, reject, use, modify, ignore, and improve information related to their agricultural activities.
Speaker: 
Dwight Allen
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Eminent Scholar of Educational Reform, Old Dominion University
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Key findings from field visit to India and Sri Lanka

Description: 
Key findings from field visit to India and Sri Lanka
Speaker: 
Karim Maredia,
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Professor and Program Director, World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP), Michigan State University

Smallholder Challenges and Opportunities in South Asia

Description: 
Smallholder Challenges and Opportunities in South Asia
Speaker: 
Vanaja Ramprasad
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Director, Green Foundation

Key findings from field visit to Mali and Zambia

Description: 
Key findings from field visit to Mali and Zambia
Speaker: 
Gracian Chimwaza
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Director, ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa)

A Smallholder View from West Africa

Description: 
A Smallholder View from West Africa
Speaker: 
Cephas Ametefe
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Ghanaian Smallholder Farmer
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Smallholder Challenges and Opportunities in Southern Africa

Description: 
Smallholder Challenges and Opportunities in Southern Africa
Speaker: 
Henry Kalomba
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Regional Manager - North,National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi
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Gender-Based Constraints and Opportunities for Agricultural Information

Description: 
Gender-Based Constraints and Opportunities for Agricultural Information
Speaker: 
Jeannette Gurung
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
WOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture & NRM)

Smallholders' Access to Information: Policy Issues and Promising Initiatives

Description: 
Smallholders' Access to Information: Policy Issues and Promising Initiatives
Speaker: 
Dr. Ousmane Badiane
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Senior Research Advisor to NEPAD
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Selected International Agriculture ICT Initiatives

Description: 
Selected International Agriculture ICT Initiatives
Speaker: 
Barbara Hutchinson
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Director, Arid Lands Information Center, University of Arizona

Farmer to Farmer Videos in India

Description: 
Digital Green: Locally Recorded and Screened Video for Disseminating Good Agricultural Practices
Speaker: 
Rajesh Veeraraghavan
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
PhD student, Information School, UC Berkeley

UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking

Description: 
UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking
Speaker: 
Margaret Ngwira
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
College Librarian, University of Malawi, and Secretary, UbuntuNet
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Open Curriculum and Textbook Development

Description: 
Open Curriculum and Textbook Development: Some Initial Ideas
Speaker: 
V Balaji
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
ICRISAT
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The Future of Information

Description: 
The Future of Information
Speaker: 
Chris Pal
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

The Role of the Private Sector in Improving Information for Smallholders

Description: 
The Role of the Private Sector in Improving Information for Smallholders
Speaker: 
Ranjit Page
Location: 
Ithaca
Institution: 
CEO, Cargills (Ceylon) Limited, Sri Lanka
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