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Friday, January 13, 2006

AgInfo News from IAALD: Web market place tested for rural agricultural information providers in Uganda: "A recent article in New Agriculturist On-line describes how a Market Place for Agricultural Information Services (MPAIS) is being used in Uganda to link farmers with providers of advice and information.

Access to MPAIS in the rural areas is by personal computers, and through Internet Cafes in rural towns for those without a PC. According to the project coordinator, 'We have learnt that this is a viable market for information services.' Further, there is a willingness by farmers to pay for information services."

New Scientist News - Doomsday vault to avert world famine: "WITHIN a large concrete room, hewn out of a mountain on a freezing-cold island just 1000 kilometres from the North Pole, could lie the future of humanity.
The room is a 'doomsday vault' designed to hold around 2 million seeds, representing all known varieties of the world's crops."

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

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