Posts Tagged ‘CSI’

Our fellows spatial information specialists of the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI): the initiative of geospatial scientists within the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR), gave a facelift to their web presence. Check it out here for information on datasets available, activities, projects…

The common interest towards the promotion of the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for agricultural development, led AGCommons and CSI to jointly organize the next African Agriculture Geospatial Week (AAGW) soon to be announced.

Stay tuned..


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A major component of the AGCommons program from the beginning has been to find a way to make spatial information more relevant and useful to small-holder farmers in the field. The idea that we can bring the same level of location intelligence used by large scale farming operations and agribusinesses in North America to small-holder farmers in Africa is not far fetched. This was validated during the AGCommons outreach trip(s) last April and has been proven by the Quick Win projects started last year but now wrapping up. (more…)

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WhereCampAfrica took place in Nairobi on April 4th with a goal of showcasing and sharing with Africa’s technology community new opportunities and possibilities presented by the fast evolving ICTs. WhereCampAfrica was preceded by the first Africa Geospatial week sponsored by the CGIAR-CSI. (more…)

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The BBC Nairobi reporter David Ogot reports with interviews to our AGCommons steering committee member, Peter Ndunda, CIAT’s Andy Jarvis and ICRISAT’s Pierre Sibiry.

A Message of Hope to Farmers, by Joyce Mulama, IPS Correspondent in Kenya

Helping farmers at the touch of a button, IRIN News

More to come….stay tuned!

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Part of the CSI/AGCommons week attendanceFinal day (Friday) of CSI-AGCommons workshops in Nairobi, with the theme “Mapping Our Future”. (more…)

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Jennifer Barnes, AGCommons Outreach Leader

How can AGCommons effectively help farmer Mary? This is the question that participants tried to answer today at the AGCommons workshop in Nairobi. (more…)

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Day 2 of CSI Annual Meeting 2009, was “Spatial Solutions Day”, dedicated to share information on what each CGIAR Center is doing as regards spatial solutions. (more…)

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