Interview on knowledge sharing with four CGIAR knowledge management specialists
Yesterday AlertNet published the interview ‘Bridging the knowledge gap between farmers and scientists’. A contribution from CGIAR who urged to support knowledge sharing systems in their RIO+20 Call-to-action.
The article consists of an interesting conversation, lead by questions, between four CGIAR knowledge management specialists: Peter Ballantyne (International Livestock Research Institute - ILRI), Simone Staiger (International Center for Tropical Agriculture - CIAT), Petr Kosina (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center- CIMMYT) and Nadia Manning-Thomas (CGIAR Consortium Office).
Topic of conversation: How can knowledge sharing systems that engage with smallholder farmers, help these farmers to improve the management of their crops, livestock and natural resources in order to increase production as well as minimize negative environmental impacts?
CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, academia and the private sector.
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