Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair

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Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair

Time: September 26, 2011 to September 29, 2011
Location: IFAD headquarters, Rome, Italy
Street: Via Paolo di Dono, 44
City/Town: Rome
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Event Type: sharefair
Organized By: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), and Bioversity International
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2011

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Event Description

The second global share fair will be a compelling, exciting and “out-of-the-box” event, offering participants creative and innovative learning and sharing opportunities, thus equipping them to better influence future rural development activities.


Building on the success of the first global knowledge share fair, this three-day event provides a forum for participants to learn and share their knowledge, experience and innovations on emerging trends relating to agriculture, food security, price volatility, climate change, changing demographics and other rural development related issues.


The event will feature talks by renowned practitioners in different fields along the lines of TedTalks.


A vibrant market place will act as the nerve centre of the fair. It will provide participants the opportunity to browse through a “rainbow” of knowledge, experience, ideas and innovations on offer. 


The interactive sessions will use a number of knowledge sharing methods such as TedTalks, world café, chat shows, peer assist, fish bowls, open space.


And a suite of knowledge sharing methods/tools and web2.0 tools training will be on offer on day zero.

Day zero: 26 September

Share Fair: 27-29 September


In interacting with practitioners, peers and partners, participants will have an opportunity to discuss and explore:

  • new trends and thinking on coping with market access challenges and developing markets for small farmers
  • innovative use of mobile technology and/or social media in the agriculture sector to enhance food security and nutrition
  • the impact of migration and population growth to feed future population
  • new technologies and innovative agricultural and farming practices to increase productivity
  • opportunities for innovative partnerships including with private sector, farmer organizations
  • environmental-friendly and green innovations

Who is this for?

The share fair is open to everyone: be that you are interested in agricultural development, be it that you have a great innovation you wish to share, or you just want to learn about knowledge sharing methods and tools . We invite the leadership and staff of the Rome-based agencies, the country staff of our programmes and projects and our partners such as farmer organizations, bilateral donors, multilateral agencies, research organizations, civil society and private sector to join the event.


Submit your experience/innovation

Wish to present your experience on any of the above mentioned thematic areas and topics? Do not miss this chance. Submit your emerging trend experience, idea, lesson and knowledge.  Please send your proposal by 1 July 2011.


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Comment by John Bakum on August 18, 2011 at 6:08pm
Anyone have hotel recommendations near IFAD?  I just want a clean room and a good internet connection.
Comment by Nancy White on August 10, 2011 at 12:47am
Piggy backing on the ShareFair will be a KM4Dev meeting on Friday. Let us know if you plan to attend. It will also be at IFAD

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