Scientists and subscription journals tussling for power/Fatima Arkin

Great to learn that there is more adoption for openness among researchers, and support for open access journals! For a list of trusted high quality open access journals, see the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Editors can further explore using PKP OJS to host African journals (PKP OJS is open source software, and used […]

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e-Agriculture Promising Practice Agri-weather Tool for Climate Smart Agriculture

In order to support Kenyan farmers, the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) developed the AgroWeather Tool. The farmers still rely heavily on traditional methods to understand weather predictions and those do not allow them to mitigate the risks brought about by climate change. The Agro-Weather Tool is a web and mobile-based information system […]

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Data + Technology can improve African Agriculture

Many smallholder farmers start off and manage their agribusiness ventures through trial and error basis. They hit the ground with gusto with no concrete information on farming, which leads to costly blunders. But hopefully that problem is being solved. KALRO (Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organisation) has launched 14 agribusiness apps to help farmers make […]

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Kenya launches mobile applications for farmers

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/29/c_137215682.htm The digitization of agricultural value chain in Kenya will give farmers easier access to markets, accurately predict weather and let them enjoy quality seeds, said Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture and Irrigation Mwangi Kiunjuri. “We are digitizing our agriculture to help ease agricultural processes, boost electronic commerce and provide open data for future use,” Kiunjuri […]

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Invitation: Nominate Africa’s Leading Workplace eLearning Professionals

This email to invite you to nominate candidates for the Top 50 most influential Africans in workplace eLearning. This list of Africa’s leading thought leaders, opinion formers and practitioners in eLearning in the workplace in both the corporate and public sectors is scheduled to be published shortly before this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which will be held in […]

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Masters’ Program in Biodiversity Informatics

View more information – click here. The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), in partnership with the Biodiversity Institute of the University of Kansas in the United States,  would like to invite prospective students/researchers to enroll for the Masters’ Program in Biodiversity Informatics. Please find attached more information. Inquiries: Prof Jean […]

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Research Data Management Course presented by UCT (starting 21 Sept 2018)

The Library and Information Studies Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa offers a master’s level course in Research Data Management (Course Code LIS5029S) that is ideal for persons and/or organisations seeking continuing professional development in this new skills areas: Lifecycle Models | Data Management Planning | Policy Analysis & Development | Challenges […]

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