IFLA – Agricultural Libraries Group- Start-up in Oslo

Jul 29, 2005 by

There will be a start-up meeting of the new Agricultural Libraries Discussion Group at the IFLA’s annual conference taking place in Oslo, Norway. The meeting is Thursday August 18, session 158. The theme is “Meeting the Information Needs of Farmers in Developing Countries”.

The convenor is Deva E. Reddy. The abstract for the meeting is as follows:
Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers, policy makers, commercial firms, and Non Governmental Organizations should keep abreast of continuing advances in agricultural methods both in developed and developing countries. Major shifts are occurring in the way information is accessed by farmers including diversification of channels through which they receive information. With the advent of Internet reinforced with a variety of web-based information services the boundaries among the users is shrinking. At the same time the gap between the haves and have-nots is widening. It is more so with the liberalization of trade and globalization of economic activities. It is therefore felt desirable to have a forum under the aegis of IFLA to discuss and deliberate agricultural information issues and concerns.

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