AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair kicks off in Addis Ababa

A unique, participatory meeting is currently underway at the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), aimed at showcasing the diverse wealth of agricultural knowledge in Africa.

The AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair runs from 18-21 October 2010 and brings together some 300 participants from the agricultural knowledge value chain, including farmers, extension workers, rural development agents, advocacy and development NGOs, international agencies, national and international research institutes, women’s networks, academics, development projects, governments, private companies and the media.

Four learning pathways — on climate change, land, livestock and water — will integrate key knowledge processes and major knowledge spaces in a participatory process of mapping, sharing and connecting the people attending.

In addition, there will be several parallel focus group discussions on the following topics:

  • Advisory services
  • Documenting farmer knowledge
  • Gender and AgKnowledge
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Intellectual property
  • Making Agknowledge travel
  • Mobile devices
  • Online platforms
  • Reporting agriculture
  • Spatial data
  • Spoken web
  • Storytelling
  • Telecentres
  • Traducture
  • Value chains
  • Youth and AgKnowledge
  • The Writeshop process

Social media tools will be used throughout the event to record and share the wide range of activities that will be taking place, so do check out Twitter (#sfaddis) and the Share Fair blog.