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Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development. Highlights of Innovative Practices: Papers and posters’ abstracts of the XIIIth IAALD World Congress, held in Montpellier (France), 26-29 April 2010

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Date: 11/01/2011

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Title: Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development. Highlights of Innovative Practices: Papers and posters’ abstracts of the XIIIth IAALD World Congress, held in Montpellier (France), 26-29 April 2010 Author: IAALD Source: XIIIth World CongressDate: 2010

The renewed worldwide interest in agriculture and in issues relating to food crises in different parts of the world has highlighted the need for providing quality information to actors in rural development. Scientific and Technical Information Specialists can help provide this information by sharing and pooling their knowledge and know-how. The XIIIth IAALD World Congress, organized by IAALD and Agropolis International, will promote fruitful exchanges between information specialists and the actors of rural development who face key challenges in agriculture. This book presents the papers' and posters' abstracts developed in five main topics:

  1. Innovative learning processes
  2. Targeted information products and services
  3. Communication and information exchange between actors
  4. Integrated information systems
  5. Information as public policy enabler
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