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GFAR Social Media Bootcamp
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GFAR Social Media Bootcamp

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) will run a social media “bootcamp” as part of the upcoming GCARD3 conference. “It is an inclusive, participatory process, an opportunity to shape the future,” an announcement says. “It encourages conversations for change in setting a new agenda for agricultural research for development and new pathways for uptake.” The bootcamp will cover blogging, vlogging, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Storify, and other social media platforms. It is organised in conjunction with the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development taking place from 5-8 April. To register for the social media workshop, email Peter Casier p.casier[at]cigar.org. [Image credit: Flickr, Jason Howie]

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Workshop on Web 2.0 for Agricultural Development
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Workshop on Web 2.0 for Agricultural Development

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is hosting a workshop on the use of social networking sites for agricultural development. The Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity will encourage participants to conduct online conversations, micro-blogging, and training on social media for agri-business and marketing. The workshop “forms part of CTA initiatives that support development partners in networking, accessing and disseminating information more effectively,” says the workshop announcment. Note: Participation for this workshop is by invitation only. [Image credit: Flickr, Cakehead Loves]

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