A Knowledge Share Fair and a KM4Dev meeting in Colombia, May 2010: involving people in a rich environment of dialogue on agriculture and knowledge management in Latin America and the Caribbean


  • Simone Staiger-Rivas International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
  • Gauri Salokhe UN Food and Agriculture Organization
  • John Smith CPSquare
  • Tania Jordan CGIAR
  • Viviana Palmieri Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture


share fair, knowledge sharing, Latin America, Caribbean, FAO, KM4Dev


During May 2010 the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) hosted two exciting events related to knowledge management (KM): The Knowledge Share Fair for Latin America and the Caribbean, funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and a regional meeting of the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community. Both events benefited from the enormous positive energy of its participants and the broad range of experiences that were shared. The Fair was attended by 200 professionals from more than 70 organizations and 18 countries and showcased more than 40 experiences related to KM in agriculture, development and food security. The affiliated KM4Dev meeting resulted in a strong endorsement of the existing regional network for KM called SIWA (Comunidad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Saberes Compartidos).


Salokhe, G., Di Paola, E., and Staiger, S., 2010. Event report. The knowledge share fair:
agricultural research and development and food security for Latin America and the Caribbean, 25?27 May 2010, CIAT Headquarters, Cali, Colombia. Unpublished paper, 30pp. Available from: http://www.sharefair.net/fileadmin/templates/sharefair2010/Share_Fair_Cali/Documents/ShareFairCaliReport-May2010.pdf [Accessed 20 August 2010].
Tehelen, K. and Alvarez, S., 2010. Red Social de la Feria del Conocimiento. Unpublished blog post from 7 July 2010. Available from: http://sharefair2009.blogspot.com/2010/07/red-social-feriadel-conocimiento-ciat_8522.html [Accessed 26 August 2010].






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