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Richard Kedemi

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Richard Kedemi
Richard KedemiKenya Agricultural And Livestock Research InstituteKenya

I agree totally with San_jay contributions, the factor that this is the way to go in terms of opening doors to sharing infromation and mostly for the developing countries and I want to believe even with the digital divide and our intitutional heads not undertanding the new terminologies it can happen.

First we need champions who can push the gospel of features and standards that enable sharing of information, by promoting platforms like CIARD as a refence point.

On the other CIARD needs to document processes for example Valeria contributions where she explains the pathways and the results (what you can achieve if you used the RRS), this would enable users easily choose which tools work for them. Second document best practices and success stories that can be used as case studies by others for example what we have done in KAINet has resulted in having GAINS and ZAR4IN. Or look at the guys at ILRI are doing in sharing info. despite being in developing cuntry with the digital devide.

I think with Interoprability we can dream with Johannes but at different levels.

Richard Kedemi
Richard KedemiKenya Agricultural And Livestock Research InstituteKenya

I agree with John

The issue of repackaging the information to meet the different kinds of stakholders (mainly the farmers) is key in defining what type of information is to be shared and this is a very important issue in Africa and I believe we need to address.
 
But John brings out a very important point, Who is our audience, anyway? And if I understood right, John brings out some aspect of How do we share? If we can answer is this questions right, then will need to develop system that ensure share/exchange  infromation using some agreed standards.

 

Richard Kedemi
Richard KedemiKenya Agricultural And Livestock Research InstituteKenya

I totally agree, we are currently carrying out some sensitization on sharing infromation using the KARI website and Web 2.0 tools and most of the scientists don't know what to share and how to share it.