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Web Tastings is a blog about Web 2.0 and knowledge management for agriculture and rural development and will reflect on the usefulness and impact of the social web and its tools and approaches on development cooperation. You will find reviews of tools, books, events and other noteworthy news on this blog.

The idea to this blog was born during one of our joint coffee breaks, but really has its origins in work we did for IFPRI and CAPRi and presented at the Web2forDev Conference in Rome in September 2007.

Any suggestions, questions or just want to get in touch? Contact us at webtastings20 at gmail x com.

Pete Shelton and Stephan Dohrn

N.B.: The information we post on this blog, while related to our work at IFPRI, does not reflect IFPRI’s views but our own. Also, we are not responsible for the content of any pages this blog may link to.

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6 Responses

  1. Pete and Stephan, hello! From our blog I could not find an email address or a way to get in touch, but I wanted to connect. I studied rural sociology in college (believe it or not), and am very interested in your topic. I want to give you a few Twitter IDs to follow and engage on the subject. It’s bubbling up slowly, but the tool could be incredibly powerful for this area of work, and I LOVE that you guys are doing 2.0 for ag & rural dev.

  2. Hello Pete! Hello Stephan!
    I am glad that I found your interesting blog. I am studying Knowledge Management and Organisation Development and do research in KM-Methods and Tools for intercultural Knowledge-Transfers in development policy programms/organisations (f.e. Worldbank or GTZ/Germany). I strongly believe that the main success criterias are -> the 2-ways knowledge-flow (cycle) and the properly focused and adressed intercultural communication aspects. it would be great to exchange ideas and good practices with you!

  3. […] Web Tastings a blog about Web 2.0 and knowledge management for agriculture and rural development and will reflect on the usefulness and impact of the social web and its tools and approaches on development cooperation. You will find reviews of tools, books, events and other noteworthy news on this blog. (tags: Weblogs) […]

  4. Pete and Stephan, I’ve been following your blog. I’m so impressed with your layout and content. I have a blog, Devcompage (http://devcompage.com), which is an online resource on development communication for students, teachers and field workers. The content of Web Tastings is so relevant to my students. I really like your design. What theme are you using or did you design it yourselves?

  5. Hi Monica, great to know that our blog is of use to you. The theme of this blog is called Digg 3 Column and we only customized the header image and the side bar widgets. –Stephan

  6. Stephan, thanks. After I wrote that comment, I browsed through many WordPress.com and WordPress.org themes and weighed the pros and cons of being on WordPress.org and paying for a monthly web host which will give one access to themes and plug-ins. I decided that being on WordPress.com and using Small Potato’s Digg 3 Column theme will be as great. Besides just your theme, I find your posts on knowledge management extremely helpful for people like me in Asia. Keep writing.

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