Accra, Ghana / 2. Sean Paavo Krepp, Head, Nokia Africa & Middle East Emerging
Markets Services, South Africa / 3. Jonas Wanvoeke, Research Assistant, Learning & Innovation
Systems Program, Africa Rice Center (WARDA), Cotonou, Benin / 4. Mark Davies, Esoko and Founder of Busyinternet, Accra, Ghana
Intellectual Property Rights and Open Access to Knowledge in Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
Opening Access to Knowledge in Agricultural Sciences and Technology: International, Regional, National and Institutional Initiatives.
- Davy Simumba of the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute reported on a survey of attitudes to open access among agricultural researchers in Zambia. More than 85% of survey respondents indicated that their research is funded through public sources. Hence, it could be reasonable that the results would be publicly and openly accessible. Read more at IAALD 16th July Prospects for open access to AgInfo in Africa
- Complementing Simumba’s survey, Frankwell Dulle from the Sokoine University of Agriculture reported on a survey of open access attitudes among university policy makers Tanzania. The overwhelming majority (95%) of respondents indicated that “dissemination of research outputs was a problem” in their institutions. Read more at IAALD 16th July Prospects for open access to AgInfo in Africa
Advocating for Opening Access to Knowledge in Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Africa: the Way Forward
Panel Discussion on: Public private partnership in m-agriculture: roles and incentives of stakeholders. Organized by: The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa