Paris, 10 May 2010
EFITA newsletter / 460 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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ICT-AGRI Call Announcement & Find Partners for Transnational Project Consortia in the Meta Knowledge Data Base
The ICT-AGRI Call for research projects has now been opened.
Call Topic: Integrated ICT and automation for sustainable agricultural production
Deadline for submission of Pre-Proposals is 31 May 2010, 13.00 CET
For more information on the transnational call, as well as the guidelines for applicants and the pre-proposal application form please visit the ICT-AGRI website.
Find partners for transnational project consortia in the newly launched Meta Knowledge Base here: http://db-ictagri.eu/usr/Home.php
XIII IAALD Congress in Montpellier (FR)
See hereafter a list a web sites "harvested" at the "Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development" IAALD XIIIth World Congress, Montpellier, 26-29 April 2010.
I was surprised to see that my newsletter in French (28400 subscribers) has been analysed by a team of sociologists.
See : http://www.acta-informatique.fr?d=8119
We presented two papers:
> Agricultural advisory services: interactive web TV for virtual meetings addressing large audiences
Voir : http://www.acta-informatique.fr?d=8085
> Decision Support System in French Agriculture: The need for information exchanges -
Voir : http://www.acta-informatique.fr?d=8093
To make public domain agricultural information and knowledge in Kenya truly accessible to all
Afram Plains District in Ghana
Egyptian Agricultural Research Center
Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network (VERCON)
Towards Integration in the SADC Livestock Sector (15 Southern Africa Member States
Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology
Food Security and Agricultural Production Knowledge Forum
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rural Poverty Portal
Pro-poor Livestock Development Knowledge Base
World Bank Institute for poverty reduction and development
Cereal Knowledge Bank on rice, maize and wheat
Global Plant Clinic on diseases of tropical crops
Crop Genebank Knowledge Base (CGKB)
Ag Information in the Americas
The SIDALC alliance represents the effort of 23 countries and 158 specialized institutions interested in providing information services and knowledge sharing bases by means of increasing access to library catalogues and full-text repositories
A recent alliance with Google has increased the visibility of SIDALC more than 4000% and has opened the opportunity to launch a major initiative to scan archives with ag-information available in the Americas via SIDALC.
Database on local coping strategies - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Plant Resources of Tropical Africa
PROTA is an international, not-for-profit foundation. It intends to synthesize the dispersed information on the approximately7,000 useful plants of Tropical Africa and to provide wide access to the information through Webdatabases, Books, CD-Roms and Special Products.
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Uganda
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
FragForNET, a North-South network platform to communicate, disseminate and archive information and knowledge on forest fragmentation and biodiversity loss
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Biodiversity and ecosystem Services - Towards a social network of scientific and technical information for Africa
A kangaroo walks into a bar, sits down and orders a martini. Bartender mixes it up, puts it on the bar and says "That'll be eleven dollars."
The kangaroo arches an eyebrow but reaches into her pouch, pulls out a twenty and slaps it on the bar.
Bartender picks it up and says "By the way, we don't get many kangaroos in here."
"Yeah," says the 'roo, "And at eleven bucks a pop, I'm not surprised."
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