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ICT Update Issue no. 79 February 2015
The Power of online communities

The Power of online communities

Guest Editorial - By Chris Addison and Isaura Lopes

Smallholder farmers need to absorb a huge amount of information that will directly impact their work. Communities of practice can strengthen their ability to influence agricultural research and policy and improve their farming practices.  CoPs have been rapidly transformed into a powerful tool of knowledge sharing and collaboration.”

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The Power of online communities

Animating online communities – a facilitator’s experience

By Johnson Opigo

Johnson Opigo describes his personal experience facilitating CTA’s Web2forDev Trainer’s Community of Practice.

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Animating online communities – a facilitator’s experience

Building an online platform for African farmer organisations

By Fatma Ben Rejeb Ramos and Chris Addison

“e-discussions on the PAFO platform have helped to build up and formulate policy ideas on several broad themes, such as land acquisition, links between climate change and agriculture and rural youth in agriculture.”

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Building an online platform for African farmer organisations

Women at the forefront of knowledge sharing

By Gia Gaspard Taylor and Isaura Lopes Ramos

“Despite being the backbone of rural economies, women still have limited access to key resources such as land, market and services.  .”

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Women at the forefront of knowledge sharing

Tools to keep communities of practice ticking

By Krishan Bheenick

Krishan Bheenick discusses various online interaction platforms for exchanging information, from email-based platforms and Dgroups to knowledge management blogs.

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Tools to keep communities of practice ticking

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KM4Dev: after-hours online forum

By Sarah Cummings
What is KM4Dev, and how does it work? Sarah Cummings explains how it came to life and what makes the KM4Dev community tick.

Q&A Communities of practice in the 21st century

By Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner
“The internet and social media allow you to cut through time and space. So you can have a community of practice with people all over the world. Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner discuss communities of practice and the notion of identity in knowledge management.  â€

Blogging for women in agriculture

By Marthe Montcho
Marthe Montcho tells us how she set up her blog in Benin to showcase agricultural innovations and raise the profile of women in the agriculture sector.

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