Spore scores well, but there's always room for improvement!
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CTA. 1998. Spore scores well, but there's always room for improvement!. Spore 77. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Mr G. Osuji, of G.O.O. Farms, Imo State, Nigeria, has several suggestions to improve our services to the reader. For example, he suggests that Spore could show the full address of correspondents on the Mailbox page. This would help readers interact...
Mr G. Osuji, of G.O.O. Farms, Imo State, Nigeria, has several suggestions to improve our services to the reader. For example, he suggests that Spore could show the full address of correspondents on the Mailbox page. This would help readers interact and obtain more information. Like most magazines, Spore only publishes the full address at the writer's request. Readers wanting to contact other writers should send their letters to Spore and we will forward them. In fact, we encourage readers to respond to any item in Spore, and to share their opinions through Mailbox. Mr Osuji also recommends that Spore should always include the price of every book mentioned in the magazine, in US dollars. This would save readers the burden of inquiring about the price from the publisher, or a bookshop, before ordering it. As a general rule, Spore puts the price of the book in the currency which is recommended by the publisher. Remember that bookshop prices fluctuate, just like the value of the dollar. When a book is available free of charge, that is always mentioned. Sometimes we do not receive price information in time, and then we show no price. We hope that when the new Euro is introduced in 1999, many publishers will use it as a reference price. This will simplify matters considerably. Finally, Mr Osuji asks if CTA could connect readers with individuals or organisations who could finance or sponsor projects. He suggests that this information could be published next to the Courses and Conferences section. Unfortunately, CTA cannot play this role for the countless individuals and organisations involved in agricultural and rural development in the 71 member countries of the ACP Group. We do try to give addresses, book references and other useful sources of information. As far as courses and conferences are concerned, there are just too many different possibilities of obtaining scholarships, with varying criteria and schedules, for us to publish them all. For this reason, we recommend that the reader contact the organisers directly.