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Towards a Policy on Opening Access to Agriculture Knowledge for Development

Towards a Policy on Opening Access to Agriculture Knowledge for Development | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

A lot of valuable data and information is generated by the constitutes of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in India and of course in all other countries related to agriculture and allied fields which would guide us in taking the right decisions at the right time for addressing and solving the problems related to agriculture. However, this data and information though ‘available’ is not in an ‘accessible’ and ‘interoperable’ format and is not in ‘interoperable’ formats!

Most of the times, the researchers in NARS do not know what is happening to the data and information after publication and at times, much of the data and information would never get published! Coming to the information on websites for farmers, if accessible, is  still in the form of electronically delivered pamphlets!

In a case study about the availability and accessibility of publications from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) shows that public availability of IARI publications is very meager. Only 9% articles published during 2008-10 were in open access journals and 14% of the total published articles are found on Eprints@IARI, an institutional repository of the IARI. Thus, only up to 23% of the IARI’s published literature is available and accessible to the public.


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Article discusses open access to agricultural information in India and how information is pivotal to agricultural production.

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Democracy and Progress in India - The White House (blog)

Democracy and Progress in India - The White House (blog) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
While in India, the President and First Lady take part in the East Asian nation's Republic Day.
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Death of Development? Or a New Development Narrative?

Death of Development? Or a New Development Narrative? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Among my staff colleagues who work with the United Church’s global partners these January days, we found ourselves joining an emerging debate over international aid and development. One side might ...
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Youth Policy in Africa: a promising future for the African development?

Youth Policy in Africa: a promising future for the African development? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This article was published on Foresight For Development: “There is nothing about youth, without youth”  - Sana Afouaiz Young people are perceived to be an important strength of Africa, as well as g...
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Intellectual property challenges facing the manufacturing sector in 2015 - Manufacturing Global

Intellectual property challenges facing the manufacturing sector in 2015 - Manufacturing Global | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Intellectual property challenges facing the manufacturing sector in 2015
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Robert Mugabe's Wealth: How did Zimbabwe's President Accumulate So Much? - Billionaires Australia

Secrecy surrounding Robert Mugabe's wealth has led many to question just how the leader of one of the world’s poorest countries has come to have so much.
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UN rights body takes Turkey to task over press freedom, other violations - Today's Zaman

The worsening outlook in the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms in Turkey »»
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Ugly truth: Nigeria's Jonathan can afford to ignore Boko Haram - it's smart cynical election politics

Ugly truth: Nigeria's Jonathan can afford to ignore Boko Haram - it's smart cynical election politics | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
When a country is the land size of Nigeria with nearly 180 million, it can afford some pain that smaller nations like Rwanda and Liberia cannot.

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The OER Discovery Role for Libraries

The OER Discovery Role for Libraries | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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1 Second Survey on the role of libraries in the discovery of OERs.

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Vote on the role of libraries in the discovery of quality open educational resources! 

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Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

EDUCAUSE Review Online - As examples from two institutions show, academic libraries can both spur and support innovation in pedagogy and curriculum by actively linking these innovations with library spaces, technologies, services, and staff members.


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Saving rhinos with anti-poaching drones in South Africa

Saving rhinos with anti-poaching drones in South Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The rhino remains a species under siege, as poachers target the beasts for their magnificent horns. We head to Kruger
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Equal pay, gender wage gaps and “constantly moving goalposts”: Review of 40 years of research

Equal pay, gender wage gaps and “constantly moving goalposts”: Review of 40 years of research | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
2014 article in the Cambridge Journal of Economics provides an overview of the scholarly literature and the current debates, as well as the progress toward, and proposed remedies for, closing the gender pay gap.
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“Missing workers” and the labor force: Research on unemployment and getting back to work

“Missing workers” and the labor force: Research on unemployment and getting back to work | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
2015 roundup of research relating to Americans who have dropped out of the labor force, including the changing nature of new jobs and the human impacts of unemployment.
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Human trafficking and the “new slavery”: Problems with definitions, enforcement, understanding

Human trafficking and the “new slavery”: Problems with definitions, enforcement, understanding | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
2014 paper in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science that explores current debates and findings relating to the area of human trafficking.
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Is ‘academic citizenship’ under strain?

Is ‘academic citizenship’ under strain? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A wide range of essential under-the-radar tasks sustain academic culture, but who will perform them in an increasingly careerist academy?
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Landscape management 'key to Africa's agriculture' - SciDev.Net

Landscape management 'key to Africa's agriculture' - SciDev.Net | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Sustainable land management could help Africa boost climate change adaptation and food security, says a meeting.
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From Poverty to Power » Why ending poverty in India means tackling rural poverty and power

From Poverty to Power » Why ending poverty in India means tackling rural poverty and power | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
RT @fp2p: New post: Why ending poverty in India means tackling rural poverty and power http://t.co/K6TZPAMsR4
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Relevance and feasibility of mini livestock farming in enhancing food security in Southern Africa. - CAB Direct

Mini livestock is a sustainable form of animal production that has significant potential for alleviating malnutrition and food insecurity in Southern Africa.

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France faces ‘litmus test’ for freedom of expression as dozens arrested in wake of attacks | Amnesty International

France faces ‘litmus test’ for freedom of expression as dozens arrested in wake of attacks | Amnesty International | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A string of at least 69 arrests in France this week on the vague charge of “defending terrorism” (“l’apologie du terrorisme”) risks violating freedom of expression, Amnesty International said.
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Zambia elections: the Lungu succession and rise of the UPND – By Nicole Beardsworth | African Arguments

Zambia elections: the Lungu succession and rise of the UPND – By Nicole Beardsworth | African Arguments | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
On the evening of 24 January the streets of Lusaka erupted with celebrations as Zambia’s 6th president was announced following a heated race between two…
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Tanzania opposition chief charged, and MPs storm out of House as tension builds ahead of elections

Tanzania opposition chief charged, and MPs storm out of House as tension builds ahead of elections | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
One of Africa's longest-ruling parties, CCM is seeking to extend its record 53 years in power - and it's facing an opposition still in disarray.

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What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Whether they work at a big research university, a small four-year college, or something in between, academic-library directors share a “resounding dedication” to teaching information literacy to undergraduates. 



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Addressing Kenya-Somalia conflict and counter terrorism strategies

Addressing Kenya-Somalia conflict and counter terrorism strategies | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
LSE’s Martin Namasaka argues that efforts should be made to devise policies that can bring peace to Somalia and Kenya. In the light of the controversial security bill recently passed in the Kenyan ...
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The impact of big-box retailers on communities, jobs, crime, wages and more: Research roundup

The impact of big-box retailers on communities, jobs, crime, wages and more: Research roundup | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
2014 selection of research on the wide range of impacts of retail chain stores, including on small local business, county-level employment, and more.
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China’s rise as a major contributor to science and technology

China’s rise as a major contributor to science and technology | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
2014 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on China’s increasing investments in education, science, engineering and technology.
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The research on capital punishment: Recent scholarship and unresolved questions

The research on capital punishment: Recent scholarship and unresolved questions | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
2014 review of research on capital punishment, including studies that attempt to quantify rates of innocence and the potential deterrence effect on crime.
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