The IAALD XIIIth World Congress, “Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development: Highlights of Innovative Practices” (26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France) brought together 255 practitioners from 55 countries around the world involved in the production, management, distribution or use of knowledge in the agricultural and rural development sectors. Together, these practitioners and users exchanged information about new practices to support research, action and innovation for sustainable rural development. In the first of two special issues of the Agricultural Information Worldwide journal dedicated to sharing highlights of this conference, ten papers have been selected following the five broad themes of the conference:
Theme 1: Innovative learning processes
Theme 2: Targeted information products and services
Theme 3: Communication and information exchange between actors
Theme 4: Integrated information systems
Theme 5: Information as a public policy enabler
The journal is available online at http://journals.sfu.ca/iaald/index.php/aginfo/issue/view/9
This issue (Vol. 3 No. 2) and earlier issues are available online and free of charge. Note that beginning with Vol. 4, the current issue of AIW will be available to members and subscribers only.