Agroknow at the Global Water Pathogens Project (GWPP) Protists meeting in Paris

GWPP Protists Group

GWPP_logoSo I just came back from another Global Water Pathogens Project (GWPP) meeting in Paris, which was held in the UNESCO headquarters, very close to the Eiffel Tower this Sunday. I’ve been familiar with GWPP since my first day in Agro-Know, as at that time we were going to host the very first Editorial meeting of the project in our company. And I was lucky enough to get involved in it immediately afterwards.

If you’re not already familiar with GWPP, feel free to visit its online hub or -even better- its People section. There, you can witness this complete and ever-growing list of researchers around the world, all dedicated to one inspiring mission: to empower this online hub with the latest scientific information on Water Pathogens.… Click to read the full post

Friends of Agro-Know: Dr. Wietske van Osch

Dr. Wietske van Osch with Nikos (left) and Giota (right)

Dr. Wietske van Osch, Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University, Department of Media & Information, visited the Agro-Know offices on Wednesday 16/4/2014. She had the opportunity to get to know the AK team and discuss with Nikos, Giota and other team members about various topics.

Dr. van Osch was kind enough to provide us with her feedback on our questions, in the form of a mini interview for the Agro-Know blog; you can find them right below:

 

V: Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? What is your (educational/academic) background?

W: My name is Wietske van Osch.… Click to read the full post

OpenEd-powered global food safety?

It was about a year ago when I traveled to snowy Michigan in order to take part to a very interesting event that the MSUglobal team of the Michigan State University (MSU) hosted in East Lansing: the Open Knowledge for Agricultural Development Convening 2013 that the MSU, OER Africa, and The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organized with funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and MSU. This was the first time that I heard about the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) by Dr. Brian Bedard, a Senior Livestock Specialist at that time working with The World Bank.… Click to read the full post

Agro-Know family helping to maximize the impact of Nigeria’s assets

What if we could help governments to invest in new sectors and to attract investors using data about natural resources and agriculture? This could maximize the impact of the assets that a country has and could lead to job creation.

Agro-Know team members, in collaboration with colleagues from MSU, are contributing to the development of a web based decision support tool that will help public agencies and private investors easily target investments to leverage Nigeria’s unique assets.

The Nigeria Assets Decision Support System is a project of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility. The System allows users to consider data related to investment opportunities in agricultural development and minerals development within the context of international development activities.… Click to read the full post