New Webinar@AIMS:Disseminating African Food and Nutritional Information through Open Access Publishing

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND): Disseminating African Food and Nutritional Information through Open Access Publishing". 

This webinar will represent the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) and the webinar addresses publishers, librarians, information management specialists, software developers, (agricultural) journal editors, related data providers and other interested people.

Recording

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Abstract

African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) is an Open Access, scientific, peer reviewed, scholarly journal with a global reach, published in Kenya since 2001.AJFAND was founded in 2001 by Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o who is the Editor-in-Chief, to provide an avenue for publishing scholarly works by African scholars and others who share an interest in topics related to food and nutrition security, agriculture and development; and also to give visibility to budding academics in Africa. AJFAND has been published by African Science Communications Trust (ASSCAT) since the year 2009. The goal of AJFAND is to provide a platform through which food and nutrition issues and information concerning Africa, and its unique problems can be effectively disseminated and addressed. The journal also provides an avenue for sharing information on national, regional and international-level food and nutrition programs. AJFAND is accessible online and fully Open Access. AJFAND is archived by CABI (London), disseminated by EBSCO Publishing (select articles), indexed by DOAJ and CAS and co-hosted by AJOL. Journal articles are also accessible though the African Union Library intranet, University of Botswana Library intranet, University of Zimbabwe Library intranet and Cornell University Robert R. Mann Library through TEEAL. The journal is quality assured by The University of Toronto through Bioline International since 2006.

Date

23rd of July 2015 - 11:00 CEST - Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)

Presenter

Mary Karanu is the Assistant Editor at African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), an Open Access, scientific, peer reviewed, scholarly journal published in Kenya since 2001. She has a B.Sc. in Genetics and Biotechnology from Brigham Young University (BYU), USA and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from Stevens-Henager College, USA. Ms. Karanu has worked as a Chemist for ALS Environmental, a global environmental testing company in Salt Lake City, and as a Research Assistant for Genetics Laboratory and Plant and Soil Analysis Laboratory at BYU. She started as an intern at AJFAND under the mentorship of Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, who is the Editor-in-Chief. In addition to AJFAND, Ms. Karanu also works as a Programs Officer at Rural Outreach Africa, a non-profit organization in Kenya

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org, containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.

Sponsors

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and CIARD

    

 


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