The World of Spore readers
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CTA. 2002. The World of Spore readers. Spore User Survey (Supplement to Spore 100). CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Celebrating a magazine s share in the agriculture of Africa, Caribbean and the PacificIn the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, as elsewhere, agriculture is central to the lives of all people. As the prime source of food and...
Celebrating a magazine s share in the agriculture of Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific In the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, as elsewhere, agriculture is central to the lives of all people. As the prime source of food and nutrition, the hub of economic activity and guardian of cultural values. Since 1986, Spore has been part of the lives of farmers, women and men, their organisations, service agencies, extension workers, processors, financiers, researchers, traders, policy makers and consumers. Now, 100 issues later, Spore still raises issues, production, and standards with all those who make agriculture vibrant. Here, Spore readers explain how they use their magazine and what they expect of it in the future. Angola Esporo is my illustrated guide to agriculture elsewhere. This is how I heard about new rice projects - Mbonani Simão, agricultural supervisor, Moxico Antigua & Barbuda I use Spore for training, opinions and new ideas - Jennifer Maynard, Farmer Groups Liaison, MoA Austria One of the world's most wired nations, but more people in Côte-d Ivoire read Spore online than in Austria - Spore survey Bahamas As an ACP publication, Spore is a global leader, consistently timely and informative. Priority reading! - Godfrey Eneas, former Director of Agriculture Barbados We announce the results of our Caribbean Tropical Bont Tick programme in Spore, and make new contacts - Gail Young, Caribbean Amblyomma Programme Belgium Our newsletter Le Défi takes articles from Spore. I am a jurist by training, and Spore led me to specialise in governance issues - Agboyibor Mawuena Kodjovi Belize Readers in Belize make more use of the CTA Website where the favourite section is Spore - than in 65 other ACP countries - Spore analysis of visiting domains, July 2002 Benin We use news from Spore in our Agri-Culture magazine - Guillaume Ehouindo, journalist Botswana I derive extension messages from Spore. Please feature more on the effect of climate change on crops - Mary Shale Keatlhotswe, Gaborone Brazil Spore and Esporo are renowned amongst Brazil's agricultural research communities as a window on other parts of the developing world - Spore survey Burkina Faso With information from Spore, I made a 50-egg incubator, with a 95% success rate. As well as chicks and guinea fowl, I now raise ducks - Ardiouna Sanou Burundi Most of our readers - farmers' groups and students - come and read our Spore here; we occasionally lend it out, three days and no more! - Aaron Kalala Karumba, training centre Cameroon Thanks to Spore, I have set up a small rural library, free to everyone - Gatchue - Singuela Clovis, Nkongsamba Cape Verde Well balanced subject-wise, but you should go deeper into some subjects, perhaps spread over two issues - correspondent, Directorate-General for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Central African Republic It s a real delight to get each issue. I get new ideas every time, and I feel a horizon opening up for me - Marie Albertine Ndoitoua Chad I select articles from each issue and discuss them with farmer's groups. - Temwa Aggee, rural support agency, Mondou Comoros Extremely useful references, and great for finding publications - Abdou Abdallah Mohamed, Domoni Congo Our members read Spore avidly. So do I, often when I am cooking and waiting for the meal be ready. First Spore, then eat! - Mme Miabassissa, development worker Congo, DR In term-time we may get 500 to 600 readers. During vacations, it drops to just 200 farmers, and a few students - Michel Mutombo, journalist, CORDECO Cook Islands You have just the right balance - Ngatoko Ngatoko Côte d'Ivoire Our 15 farms get together to discuss Spore. It's our Internet, an essential tool. - Benjamin Dembele, farmer's group, Bonoua Cuba We appreciate your review of our Manual for Preservation of Food and Condiments. Orders have come from everywhere. - Vilda Figeuroa, Community project Denmark Denmark's readers include agencies that, alongside CTA, support the development of the publishing sector in all ACP regions - Spore survey Djibouti We have shared experiences about water-hole management and collecting dew water - Adan Daher Roble Dominica I regard CTA as a gateway and a conduit, and Spore plays its part well. - Colin Bully, Ministry of Agriculture Dominican Republic The TRAMIL network, launched in Santo Domingo, provides information to Spore readers on medicinal plants, a regular topic - Spore survey Equatorial Guinea As many people in this country read Spore as have Internet accounts - Spore survey Eritrea Spore is my reference when writing project documents and field reports, for preparing lectures to field staff - Hadgu Ghebrendrias, Eritrea Ethiopia Can I say that 1 million people read my Spore? I translate articles into Amharic for the Zemr newspaper and radio - Daniel Assefa, Addis Ababa Fiji I have used Spore to source books, gather information on food processing and I appreciate the features on Internet - Christina Tuitubou, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Suva Finance institution Very well put together - Rob Wright, International Finance Corporation, Washington Finland Finnish readers have been at forefront of encouraging Spore to mention more gender issues, turbostoves, and wireless communication - Spore survey France It's catchy, lively and fun to read, even if the subjects are serious. Really rooted in reality! - Alice Yonnet-Droux, publications distributor, Gret Gabon I plan to use Spore in my programme on national TV. The e-addresses are really helpful. - Crépin Ngangha, journalist, GabOnLine Gambia Spore is a good source on training, and for policy making - Boubacar Fofona Germany After an intermezzo in Germany, I have now returned to Ghana. I prefer your news, publications and long articles. - Father Thomas Schwiedessen, socio-pastoral workers, Garu Ghana The farmers who receive our services call us Field Champion but Spore is the Champion. No person or magazine does a more thorough, practical and entertaining job - Daniel Ansah Domena Greece Greece's subscribers include project managers in agricultural projects in southern Africa - Spore survey Grenada At least two of Spore's 400 readers in Grenada are producers of distinct and exquisite nutmeg jams. Spore could help you find them! - Spore survey Guinea Thanks to Spore, I found a scholarship for training. It is a daily dish on my table - Mansare Fayira Guinea-Bissau Esporo should organise international meetings on development for managers and technicians to exchange experiences - Djarga Seidi, Bissau Guyana Many issues that trouble Third World countries are explained in Spore - Renis Anthony Morian, Georgetown Haiti Your succulent articles enrich my knowledge and enhance my work.Marie - Claudette Pierre Louis, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources International agency Over 100 requests for our marketing extension guides from fairly remote areas. Spore reaches our target very successfully - Andrew Shepherd, marketing economist, FAO Ireland The problem is not the lack of information, it is that it is under-utilised, the challenge is to make it known Spore is central to this - J Flanagan, Ministry of Agriculture Italy I use Spore articles to brief Italian volunteers working on projects in Africa. One Spore every two months is simply not enough! - Stefano Pozzetti, veterinarian, Asti Jamaica Spore is the smartest and most influential international agricultural publication. Impressive quality, outstanding coverage. - Patrick Maitland, Agriculturalist magazine and Tropical Farmer s Almanac Kenya Its coverage is outstanding. - L G Maina, secondary teacher, Ngenia, Kenya Kiribati It s good to compare plant protection practices elsewhere and see the results - Nakabuta Teuriaria Lesotho This country of 2 million people has a high literacy rate, and almost as many readers of Spore's email edition as the printed one - Spore survey Liberia I worked for months in Liberia to introduce new tree plants, and fifty donkeys to help communities rebuild after seven years of war. - Kinda Doriva, President, Agroforestry Association of Burkina Faso Luxembourg Luxembourg's subscribers include the thriving NGO sector supporting micro-projects - Spore survey Madagascar Spore is a real crossroads of knowledge it points the way through mountains of information - Rakotomakefa, farmer, Auximad Malawi I learn about technologies being practised in the world, such as affordable grain protection from Zimbabwe mentioned in Mailbox 95 - Kondwani N G Hara, Concern Universal, Dedza Mali I use Spore articles in my training with 100 herders, in ten villages - Younoussa Kone, veterinarian Marshall Islands A nation of 50,000 people - Spore survey Mauritania Our Spore is first read by the sociologists and engineers, and then it comes to the women s groups for use in farming and livestock - Mariam Ly Ba, women trainer Mauritius Let me express my sincere appreciation of your magazine. I access it at work in the Agricultural Research and Extension Unit - Madhvee Madhou, agricultural scientist, Forest Side Micronesia 123,000 inhabitants, whose favourite dish taro is often mentioned in Spore - Spore survey Mozambique I am proud you mentioned the Agricultural Market Information Services Virtual Library - Jean-Charles Le Vallee, co designer, MIS Maputo Namibia We use your publications in our daily interactions with/farmers - Kingsley Mabuku Kwenani, extension officer Nauru A nation of 12,000 inhabitants, but no Spore subscribers or readers - really? - Spore survey Netherlands Spore links the old and the new in agriculture, just as it uses traditional mail, Internet and satellite itself. - Erica Goedheer, Connect, indexer of all Spore articles since 1985 Networks In our must-read category : the always relevant, informative and fascinating bulletin Spore - ECHO, Fort Myers, Florida Networks The wealth and interest of its content, and the quality of its presentation, combine to make Spore an essential source of information for rural development - Agridoc, Paris Networks You should feature more news about farming in the city and at its expanding edge - Jac Smit, The Urban Agriculture Network, Maryland Niger From ideas to references, it is all very useful. More environmental coverage please. - A Roulette, agricultural engineer, Niamey Nigeria Your article on citronella led me to set up a profitable business packaging leaves for retail - B A Akinsinde, agroforestry manager, Ilesa Niue Very useful in my work in plant protection - Crispina F Konelvo, Quarantine officer Palau Interest in Spore rose after its coverage of the Pacific Herbs Forum in 2002 - Spore survey Papua New Guinea You really should debate the direction of research more - Matthew Kanau, Port Moresby Portugal Please devote one or two articles to animal traction - Álvaro Soares de Melo, former editor Esporo Publisher A very well targeted journal for promoting our books on sustainable agriculture and development - Helen Rose, Marketing Executive, Earthscan Publications Ltd Research centres We use Spore for news and contacts in our extension and support work. - Peter Thorpe, ICDDR,B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka Rwanda We discuss selected articles in groups and then apply them in the field - Felix Byamungu, extension worker Samoa Sixteen of us read it. News, books and the Viewpoint are our favourite - Kirifi Pouono, Ministry of Agriculture, Forests, Fisheries and Meteorology Sao Tome e Principe It tells us about new techniques in beekeeping, agriculture, forestry and fisheries - a reader of Esporo, the Portuguese edition Senegal You should publish more photos. They help me in my work, in particular when training illiterates - Ibrahima Cisse, horticulturist Seychelles The quarterly Science, Technology and Business Magazine of the Seychelles Bureau of Standards often reproduces Spore articles - Spore survey Sierra Leone My dreams seem to have come true with Spore 97's article on setting up rural radio stations - Olatunde Johnson, Executive Director, Friends of the Earth Sierra Leone Solomon Islands More trade and market issues, please. Our whole Ministry reads it! - Cameron Eta, Director of Quarantine Services, Honiara Somalia Among the requests for more information on livestock, many come from Somalia - Spore survey South Africa We broadcast Spore articles on our weekly community radio show - Navy Highson Simukonda, East Cape Spain A good source of publications for projects I work with - Juan Sebastian Nuez Yanez St Lucia I am an agronomist, and have a special interest in organic farming. I would like to be regular reader - Bongo Wisely Tafari, government quarantine officer St. Kitts and Nevis High on the overall UN Human Development Index, St Kitts and Nevis also has more Spore readers per thousand inhabitants than most ACP countries - Spore survey St. Vincent & the Grenadines The Windward Islands Farmers' Association started in St Vincent. Its members use Spore for ideas for alternatives to bananas production. - Spore survey Sudan I m very impressed by the Viewpoint page, where so many experts participate - Ibtisam El Yas Mohamed El Zubeir Suriname I use Spore for school teaching and garden development - E Murray, Chairman, Young Farmers Club Swaziland Three quarters rural, the population of 900,000 includes more than 1,100 Spore readers - Spore survey Sweden We use Spore's articles in our internal staff training - Inge Gerremo, Senior Adviser, SIDA, Sweden Tanzania Spore touches all aspects of human life: wet to dry lands, barren to forests, agriculture to marketing - David Mung Ong O Togo The article about tumbling coffee prices taught me that growers worldwide are suffering, and not just here - Komi E W Kusiaku Tonga Spore has helped with details of shifting cultivation. You should feature more market information. - Finau S Pole, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Trinidad & Tobago I find Spore magazine very informative and beneficial to me and my students - Dr Majeed Mohammed, University of the West Indies Tuvalu Two subscribers among 10,000 people - Spore survey Uganda Spore is very informative and gives a pleasant feeling of belonging to a club of the world of intellectuals! - Louise Kibuuka (Mama Shamba), journalist United Kingdom Appropriate agricultural information - enabling and affordable! - Claire Rhodes, Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future Vanuatu Spore is a good source of knowledge and contacts for comparing what others are doing - Tekon Timothy Tumukon, quarantine inspector Zambia I use Spore in farmers' meetings. It helps policy makers to know what is wrong - Paul Chitanti, extension service Zimbabwe We use Spore as a training manual in trying to sustain food security, sharing information in food preparation and presentation - Puntu Muzamba, Nutrition Officer, Binga