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K4D e-Newsletters

In this folder you can download the current and past issues of the Knowledge for Development e-Newsletter.


March 2014 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the March 2014 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. We draw attention to; the changing landscape for science and innovation, building innovation capability of farmers, African women and young scientists and strengthening the research and analytical capacity of technical staff responsible for science, technology and innovation (STI) policy.

14/04/2014


February 2014 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the February 2014 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In this issue we shine the spotlight on the disconnect between science, policy and society. The new lead articles and related documents demonstrate that the disconnect cuts across several programmes and must be addressed if science and innovation are to contribute to the attainment of societal goals. A quote from Bob Marley’s song ‘Rat Race’ “…….In the abundance of water; the fool is thirsty. Rat race…….”, sums up the problem that we are having.

12/03/2014


January 2014 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the January 2014 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In our last message, we asked the question “How will we measure the future success of our endeavours in science and innovation?” 2014 is a critical year for K4D, our partners and readers. We need to better demonstrate how science, technology and innovation can further support the agricultural transformation agenda, especially for the benefit of smallholder farmers and agro-based economies. 

10/02/2014


November-December 2013 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the November/December 2013 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter.  As 2013 ends and planning for the new year begins, we continue to be challenged to generate new knowledge, optimize existing knowledge, provide leadership, increase the momentum and innovate for achieving the desired agricultural transformation. Is there more that we can do individually and collectively? How will we measure the future success of our endeavours in science and innovation? We hope this issue of the K4D newsletter triggers such critical reflections and guides future actions. For more in-depth reading, please click on the links provided to access the full text of all the articles. We thank you for your loyalty during the year and look forward to your continued support in 2014. As usual, we welcome and value your feedback.   Wishing you all the best for the Season and success in the New Year.

20/12/2013


October-November 2013 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the October / November 2013 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In this issue, we feature a new dossier on “Seed Systems” and a range of other topical material.

2/12/2013


August-September 2013 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the August / September 2013 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In this issue, we feature two new lead articles on the hot topic of sustainable intensification as well a range of selected material highlighting current developments in science, technology and innovation to inform policy and practice.

23/10/2013


June-July 2013 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the June/July 2013 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In this issue, we place the spotlight on the changing landscape of international cooperation in science and innovation, reducing postharvest losses, sustainable intensification and optimizing indigenous genetic resources and knowledge.

20/08/2013


May-June 2013 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to share the May/June 2013 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In this issue, we want to place the spotlight on ‘Remote Sensing’; ’Nutrition and agriculture’  and ‘Good evidence?’. We encourage you to read the new feature articles on “Remote Sensing” by Paul Geerders and the CTA commissioned report on “Nutrition Trends and Changing Dietary Patterns in the Caribbean” by Pat Thompson.  

5/07/2013


April 2013 K4D Newsletter

In this issue, we place the spotlight on food and nutrition security, which can be considered as one of the “hot topics” on the national and global agendas of policy and decision makers. We need to broaden and deepen our analysis and reflections on food and nutrition security issues to be better able to provide policy options and take actions that can demonstrate measurable impact. 

24/05/2013


March 2013 K4D Newsletter

We are pleased to forward the March 2013 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In this issue, we feature two lead articles written by Professor Norman Uphoff, Cornell University and Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard University and his co-author Prof Yee-Cheong Lee. These should cause us to reflect on how we provide advice on, as well as embrace and apply, science, technology and innovation (STI) for solving global, national and local challenges.Download the newsletter below.

18/04/2013


February 2013 K4D Newsletter

In this issue, we feature two lead articles which were written by Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and myself in commemoration of Women’s day on 08th March. As you read the e-newsletter, I encourage you to reflect on how the pursuit of science, the merging of various scientific disciplines and harnessing of the collective knowledge and potential of all actors can spur innovation and create new enterprises. Of course, we must continue to consider the enabling policy environment that is needed to support science and development. Get the newsletter here.

13/03/2013


December 2012 / January 2013 K4D Newsletter

Download the December 2012 / January 2013 K4D newsletter here below. The focus of the two new lead articles which are now featured on the K4D website and the e-newsletter, is on re-engineering tertiary education in agriculture to respond to the challenges of our time.

12/02/2013


October/November 2012 K4D Newsletter

Download the October/November 2012 K4D newsletter here below.

7/12/2012


September 2012 K4D Newsletter

Download the September 2012 K4D newsletter here.

26/10/2012


August 2012 K4D Newsletter

Download the August 2012 K4D newsletter here.

2/10/2012


July 2012 K4D Newsletter

Download the July 2012 K4D newsletter here.

5/09/2012


May / June 2012 K4D Newsletter

Download below the May / June 2012 K4D newsletter.

13/07/2012


April 2012 K4D Newsletter

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12/06/2012


March 2012 K4D Newsletter

Download below the March 2012 K4D newsletter.

8/05/2012


February 2012 K4D Newsletter

Download below the February 2012 K4D newsletter.

8/05/2012



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