Workshop: Inventory of Available Agricultural technologies
24 September 2002
1. Access to information about technological options can facilitate an active involvement of beneficiaries in the choice of productive strategies. In addition, drawing on technology developed and in use elsewhere not only avoids duplication of effort but can also contribute to the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of national agricultural research systems (NARS). In recognition of the above, two FAO Expert Consultations on Technology Assessment and Transfer in Asia and Africa in 1992 and 1998, respectively, recommended the creation of inventories of available technology in support of technology transfer and use.
2. A prototype of a Web-based, interactive and portable platform to document and share information and knowledge has been produced that aims at facilitating access to proven technologies, by allowing for a preliminary technical, socio-economic and environmental assessment and providing links to primary and secondary sources of information and knowledge.
3. The Workshop will present the current version of the prototype and aims at awareness creation with stakeholders and potential partners. Next steps include content development and identification of users and contributors to the system. The Workshop seeks to elicit feedback and recommendations on structure, contents, partners, activities and uses. Of interest are also questions of standards and information sharing among stakeholders (agencies, NARS, NGOs, etc.).
4. India room (located at Building A, third floor)
5. 24 September, 2002 (11:00 - 12:00 a.m.)
This meeting is open to invited participants attending the Second Consultation on Agricultural Information Management.
6. For further information, please contact Mr. Ralf Kwaschik (+3906 - 57055662)and Mr. Giorgio Lanzarone (+3906-57053805)