We are invited to participate in the knowldge management launch at IFAD were all IFAD programs are showcasing their knowledge management interventions and projects.  Every project and office shares their information/experiences/materials on how they approach knowledge management. 

Many of the challenges and approaches IFAD has taken are similar to that of CGIAR and our experiences at ICT-KM: from access to major resources and records (similar to our approach with CGVlibrary) to participatory mapping (in close alliance with knowledge sharing and reasearch project).   

While this is indicative that these interventions are needed and appropriate, it also highlights the fact that still a lot needs to be done.  We need to share information across organizations more readily and easily, something also being discussed today at the fair. 

With the current food prices crises at the center of everyones attention, it makes this all the more important.   

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