Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Exploratory Meeting on Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Information for Sustainable Development SIG

You are requested  to kindly attend the Exploratory Meeting on
Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Information for Sustainable Development SIG

Monday, 26.08.2019 at 10:45 –11:45 at Business Meeting Room-1 IFLA Session 106 

Mr. Sanjay Bihani Chair elect, IFLA Division V and the Member elect, IFLA Governing Board  will  Chair the meeting   
The meeting will discuss to see if there is sufficient interest and commitment to develop the proposal further and to specify the potential purpose and activities of the special interest group.

Best regards,
Deva E. Reddy, Convener
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University ,USA

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group Open Session 2018

IFLA World Library Conference  2018  - Agricultural Libraries SIG   Open Session  in  Kuala Lumpur  on 27 August  2018 at 4-6 pm 

1.Information sharing model in the traditional market and its comparison with a proposed model ...of knowledge sharing in e-commerce in the agricultural sector of Iran

2. Challenges of Meeting Information Needs of Rural Farmers through Internet-Based Services: Experiences from Developing Countries in Africa -Nigeria 

3. Emerging Trends in Providing Electronic Access to Information to Urban Agriculturists in North America

4. Empowering farmers' community through digital media for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)in India

5. Improving rural farmers' access to information through ICT based extension information services- Nigeria

6. Urban Farmers via Social Media Group: The Role of Internet - based Information Services in meeting the Urban Agricultural Information Needs- Malaysia 

More information on IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur: https://2018.ifla.org/ 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Driving Innovation through Data in Agriculture (DIDAg) _Workshop, June 20-22, 2018 at NAL

Driving Innovation through Data in Agriculture (DIDAg)

Data management and publication for agricultural economics and dairy agroecosystems – a FACT Initiative workshop for researchers and information scientists
June 20-22, 2018,National Agricultural Library, USA https://www.nal.usda.gov/ks/didag2018 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group

  • 13 December 2017, 10:56
Theme: "Emerging Trends in Internet -based Information Services for Urban and Rural Agricultural Development: an international perspective"
The IFLA Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group plans to contribute to this year’s WLIC theme of “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies” by highlighting how “urban farmers” have contributed in reaping  social and economic benefits in urban families by way of production, marketing and sharing of produce.
Papers are invited to be presented at the Open Session of the Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group to be held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) and 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-30 August 2018. 

The topics to be addressed include:

  • What are the information needs of urban farmers and how they are different from rural farmers?
  • How do libraries in the country/region cater to the information needs of urban farmers in advancing agricultural production and marketing of produce?
  • How do extension personnel/agencies/companies help in keeping the urban farmers in meeting their information needs?
  • What is the mechanism that exists to serve the farmers in supplying inputs for urban agricultural development?
  • The role of Web based (Internet based) information services in meeting the information needs of urban farmers

Submission Guidelines

Proposal abstract (about 1000 words) must be submitted by deadline of 15 February 2018 on any of the topics listed, with the topic to be discussed clearly identified. 
Proposal must focus on one of the topics mentioned above, based on facts rather than theoretical aspects. Submission is to include author’s name, position, institution, and email address.

Important dates

15 February 2018: Deadline for submitting abstract
10 March 2018: Notification of acceptance of the proposal
20 May 2018: Deadline for submission of final paper, no more than 3,000 words. Papers can be submitted in any of the official IFLA languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, but an accompanying translation of all papers into English must be provided.


All proposals must be sent to:
Dr. Satendra Singh Dhaka, Convener IFLA Agricultural Libraries SIG
Director (Lib & Info), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Library, New Delhi, India
Email: dirlib@mea.gov.in 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Exploratory Meeting on Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Information for Sustainable Development SIG

IFLA World Library and Information Congress

83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly 19–25 August 2017, Wrocław,Poland

Agricultural Libraries SIG Open Session Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:45 - 15:45

Session 209, Role of Women Farmers in Sustainable Agricultural Development and
Their Information Needs: An International Perspective - Agricultural Libraries SIG
Chair: Ajay P. Singh (Banaras Hindu University, India)
Chair: Deva Eswara Reddy (Texas A&M University, United States)

1. Role of International Research Institutes in the Transfer of Agricultural
Information in Attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Deva Eswara Reddy (Texas A&M University, United States)
2. Agricultural Suitcases: Bringing the Information to the Field
Diana Maria Silva Gaitan (Agricultural Library of Colombia, Colombia)
Francisco Armando Salazar Alonso (Colombian Corporation of Agricultural
Research, Colombia)
Dais Johanna Vergara Peña (Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research,
3. Redefining the Role of Women in Agricultural Development in Developing
Oyemike Victor Benson (Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Nigeria)
Nkechi M. Amaechi (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria)
Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria)
Genevieve Chinedu Opara (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria)
Uchenna Nwaigwe (Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria)
Paper in English
4. Libraries Managing Change
Beáta Darabosné Maczkó (Szent István University, Hungary

5. The Embrapa Environment Library and the New Brazilian Forest Code:
Contributions for rural environmental compliance
Maria de Cléofas Faggion Alencar (Embrapa Environment, Brazil)
João Paulo Ventura (Embrapa Environment, Brazil)
Ladislau Araújo Skorupa (Embrapa Environment, Brazil)
José Felipe Ribeiro (Embrapa Cerrados, Brazil)
Soraya Carvalho Barrios de Araújo (Embrapa Technology Transfer Department,
Beatriz Fernanda Rebelato (Embrapa Environment, Brazil)
Letícia Marquesini Bandeira (Embrapa Environment, Brazil)
6. Knowledge Intensive Agriculture for Attaining Sustainable Development Goals:
Role of Indian Women
I. V. Malhan (Central University of Himanchal Pradesh, India)
Shivarama Rao K. (Central University of Kerala, India)
7. Development Goals with Special Reference to Women in Agriculture in Sri Lanka
and India
S. Weerakoon (DFCC Bank, Sri Lanka)
Maltesh Motebennur (University of Agricultural Sciences, India)