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  • Shahidul Shuvra
    Information makes farmers rich By Shahidul K K Shuvra To avoid unnecessary competitions among the people information exchange should be free from any hurdles.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 10, 2011
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      Information makes farmers rich


      By Shahidul K K Shuvra


      To avoid unnecessary competitions among the people information exchange should be free from any hurdles. Involving farmers with the network of information exchange can be lucrative for them; in fact, it can be a great source of their income.

      Agro-experts having IT background observed these in a seminar titled “Information To be Source of Income” held at recently concluded SoftExpo2011.

      Dr. Kashfia Ahmed, CEO of WIN Incorporate told, “We are capable to connect farmers of two remote districts; in a very cost effective way now farmers can exchange their solutions regarding diseases, seeds and fertilisation etc.”

       “Around the country you may find many indigenous technologies which are useful to address the problem locally.” She went on.

      She furthermore spoke, “We are not incorporated with BanglaLink and other mobile phone operators should join us to help the farmers to enrich the growth of crops. We should know that connecting farmers exclude middlemen inference in their business.”

      Munir Hasan, a Math and IT pioneer, told, “Our farmers across the country have different experiences of many problems that should be easily disseminated and shared by their fellow colleagues.”

      He continued, “Info-tech is spinning off several means of communications. Our young chaps are busy on facebook and twitter, in such innovative way information can be exchanged for the betterment of farmers and as well as cooperation.”

      Ashir Ahmed, Project Director of Grameen Communication, was the moderator of the question and answer session.


      Cap: Dr. Kashfia Ahmed, CEO of WIN Incorporate addressing the audience at SoftExpo.


      The writer is IT editor of The Independent

      11 February, The Independent

       


    • David P. Dillard
      . . There are three critically important databases that are core sources for the kind of information that will provide farmers with essential knowledge for
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 2 4:58 AM
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        There are three critically important databases that are core sources for
        the kind of information that will provide farmers with essential knowledge
        for conducting their work and businesses.

        CAB

        Agricola

        Agris


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        CABI
        http://www.cabi.org/

        http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1009

        CAB Abstracts
        http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=125

        "The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts gives
        researchers instant access to over 6.3 million records* from 1973 onwards,
        with over 300,000 abstracts added each year*. Its coverage of the applied
        life sciences includes agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences,
        applied economics, food science and nutrition.

        Our excellent international coverage sets CAB Abstracts apart from other
        databases. We process all relevant publications, including less well-known
        and non-English journals and those published by independent and learned
        publishers. With publications from over 116 countries in 50 languages,
        including English abstracts for most articles, researchers get the fullest
        global picture for any subject.

        Each record has been hand-selected by our subject specialists from over
        9,500 serials*, books and conference proceedings, ensuring unparalleled
        coverage. As a result, we have been shown to include information from more
        agricultural serials than any other database (don't just take our word
        for it click here for an excerpt from an independent study published in
        Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship)"


        Agricola
        http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/

        AGRIS
        http://agris.fao.org/

        AGRIS is a global public domain Database with nearly 3 million structured
        bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology. The
        bibliographic references contain either links to the full text of the
        publication or additional information retrieved from related Internet
        resources.


        Information about these databases posted in the Net-Gold list:


        http://www.google.com/search?q=%22net-gold%22+and+%22temple.edu%22+and+
        (agris+OR+cab+OR+cabi+OR+agricola)+and+(database+OR+databases)&hl=en&biw=
        1020&bih=579&rlz=1R2GGLL_en&prmd=ivns&filter=0

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        A shorter URL for the above link:

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        http://tinyurl.com/3g66tfh

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        CABI, Agricola and Agris databases are also available from one or more of
        these commercial database vendors, Dialog, EBSCOHost, and OVID. Dialog is
        now owned by CSA, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts that also owns ProQuest,
        another home of Agricola. CABI and these databanks are all fee based
        vendors. CABI has put a substantial body of abstracted source citations
        findable topically via Google searches on the web free.

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        This message may be reposted in full with complete atttribution.

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        Sincerely,
        David Dillard
        Temple University
        (215) 204 - 4584
        jwne@...
        http://daviddillard.businesscard2.com

        Net-Gold
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold
        http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/net-gold.html
        Index: http://tinyurl.com/myxb4w
        http://groups.google.com/group/net-gold?hl=en


        General Internet & Print Resources
        http://guides.temple.edu/general-internet
        COUNTRIES
        http://guides.temple.edu/general-country-info
        EMPLOYMENT
        http://guides.temple.edu/EMPLOYMENT
        TOURISM
        http://guides.temple.edu/tourism
        DISABILITIES
        http://guides.temple.edu/DISABILITIES
        INDOOR GARDENING
        http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/IndoorGardeningUrban/
        Educator-Gold
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Educator-Gold/
        K12ADMINLIFE
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K12AdminLIFE/
        The Russell Conwell Learning Center Research Guide:
        THE COLLEGE LEARNING CENTER
        http://tinyurl.com/yae7w79


        HEALTH DIET FITNESS RECREATION SPORTS TOURISM
        http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/healthrecsport/
        http://groups.google.com/group/healthrecsport
        http://healthrecsport.jiglu.com/
        http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/health-recreation-sports-tourism.html


        On Thu, 10 Feb 2011, Shahidul Shuvra wrote:

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        >
        > Information makes farmers rich
        >
        >
        > By Shahidul K K Shuvra
        >
        >
        > To avoid unnecessary competitions among the people information exchange should be free from any hurdles. Involving farmers with the
        > network of information exchange can be lucrative for them; in fact, it can be a great source of their income.
        >
        > Agro-experts having IT background observed these in a seminar titled “Information To be Source of Income” held at recently concluded
        > SoftExpo2011.
        >
        > Dr. Kashfia Ahmed, CEO of WIN Incorporate told, “We are capable to connect farmers of two remote districts; in a very cost effective way
        > now farmers can exchange their solutions regarding diseases, seeds and fertilisation etc.”
        >
        >  “Around the country you may find many indigenous technologies which are useful to address the problem locally.” She went on.
        >
        > She furthermore spoke, “We are not incorporated with BanglaLink and other mobile phone operators should join us to help the farmers to
        > enrich the growth of crops. We should know that connecting farmers exclude middlemen inference in their business.”
        >
        > Munir Hasan, a Math and IT pioneer, told, “Our farmers across the country have different experiences of many problems that should be
        > easily disseminated and shared by their fellow colleagues.”
        >
        > He continued, “Info-tech is spinning off several means of communications. Our young chaps are busy on facebook and twitter, in such
        > innovative way information can be exchanged for the betterment of farmers and as well as cooperation.”
        >
        > Ashir Ahmed, Project Director of Grameen Communication, was the moderator of the question and answer session.
        >
        >
        > Cap: Dr. Kashfia Ahmed, CEO of WIN Incorporate addressing the audience at SoftExpo.
        >
        >
        > The writer is IT editor of The Independent
        >
        > 11 February, The Independent
        >
        >  
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