Silver Jubilee !
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Assoumou Mba, D. 1990. Silver Jubilee !. Spore 25. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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We have cause to celebrate this month because this is the 25th issue of SPORE. For 50 months now since February 1986 the circulation of our bulletin has grown with each issue. At this milestone in our development, the time has come to pause and look...
We have cause to celebrate this month because this is the 25th issue of SPORE. For 50 months now since February 1986 the circulation of our bulletin has grown with each issue. At this milestone in our development, the time has come to pause and look back at what has been achieved. When Spore was first published, only 5000 copies were printed: we now print and distribute 26,000 copies in English and French. The number of pages has been increased from 12 to 16, lay-out has been improved and the subject headings restructured and extended. Back in 1986 distribution was by surface mail, but now SPORE comes to you by air. From the earliest days our choice of subjects has reflected our readers' special needs . We are progressively adjusting the contents of the anglophone and francophone editions towards the particular concerns of the respective readerships. The Main Feature and Dossiers are common to both editions but the Newslines and Bookshelf pages, and also the Information Sources and CTA Activities differ considerably in emphasis. The production teams are to be congratulated on bringing out SPORE on time in the face of often very real difficulties. Therefore it is my pleasure today to break our rule of anonymity and thank all those involved by name: on the French side Periscoop under the direction of Christophe Naigeon and his team Charlotte Lazard, Marie-Agnes Leplaideur, and Vincent Leclercq. Periscoop have worked with us from the beginning, not only editing the French version but overseeing typesetting, production and printing. Media Projects joined us in 1987, and this step allowed us to bring out an English SPORE which was much more in tune with the anglophone world, both in style and content. For this we have to thank Michael Pickstock, Mary Kirk and Anne Pickstock. CTA's Technical Division (Dominique Hounkonnou, Alan Jackson and Joy Mukanyange) takes part in collating information and editing text, assisted in the documentation department by Thiendou Niang, Andries Dusink and Marie-Josee Jehl, and Wietske Rijks has charge of the distribution. Robert Dellere, Head of the Technical Division, coordinates the editorial team. But without you, the readers, none of this would be possible because you write to us with many constructive suggestions and much encouragement. It is you who spread the good news about SPORE, and so help us constantly to expand our circulation. We hope you will carry on with the good work so we can continue to improve SPORE, which is the lifeline between CTA and those working in the field to improve conditions in the rural areas of ACP countries. With your help SPORE can go from strength to strength, and we shall have cause for an even greater celebration in 1994 when we bring out our Golden Jubilee edition. D. Assoumou Mba Director, CTA