17th July 2009. The last day of the IAALD Africa Chapter Conference was devoted to the IAALD Africa Chapter Business Meeting and the Conference Report & Recommendations.
Peter Ballatyne gives his impression on the conference (his take home message) and the participants. He says that the debate during the second day about Public Private Partnerships in mobile telephony use for agricultural information demystified the impression that agricultural research centres are "sitting on a lot of information" which just needs to be tapped on.
On the contrary, a lot of energy will go into repackaging agricultural information into useful formats.