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E- Consultation Summary

An report on an online consultation that lasted from September 12 though October 3, 2007:

“If a tree grows in the laboratory, will the poor eat its fruit?” A discussion on a strategy entitled “Global Public Goods (GPGs): From Data and Information to Food" was held by the ICT-KM Programme of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) on FAO’s e-agriculture platform. The ICT-KM Programme promotes and supports the use of information and communications technology (ICT) and knowledge management (KM) to improve the effectiveness of the CGIAR System’s work on behalf of the poor in developing countries.

Goals and process are described as follows:

Goals:

The e-consultation goals were:
To build our collective awareness around iGPGs access and use and within that context, gain insights to help update,
validate and improve the CGIAR’s Strategy,
and to get more detailed information about users, users needs, obstacles, priorities and methodologies.

The Process:

The four week consultation was made up of a series of asynchronous online discussions grouped in two main areas:
The Strategy – “Global Public Goods (GPGs): From Data and Information to Food”
User’s Needs

Additional information