About Between us
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CTA. 1999. About Between us. Spore 80. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48406
Internet URL: http://sporearchive.cta.int/spore80/SP7_80A.html
This new two-page section is Between us. Between you and CTA. Between CTA and you. And between you and other readers.How many people read Spore? It's hard to give an exact figure. We know that almost all the 26,000 copies of this Spore 80 were...
This new two-page section is Between us. Between you and CTA. Between CTA and you. And between you and other readers. How many people read Spore? It's hard to give an exact figure. We know that almost all the 26,000 copies of this Spore 80 were personally requested by a subscriber. And many more can read Spore on the Internet. We know that Wm J Godfrey Eneas in Barbados was actually reading Spore 78 when we called him by surprise on a Saturday morning to discuss his book on his country's agriculture (English edition, Spore 78). We know that the teacher in the Port Royal school in Jamaica had read, in someone else's copy, about the school garden in Gabon (see Spore 77), when we met by chance-again on a Saturday morning. And we know that the Readers' Committee in Ségou, Mali-which we think meets on a Saturday morning-has about one hundred members (see Mailbox in Spore 79). Maybe there are other readers' clubs, let us know. Maybe each copy of Spore has one reader, except for the Ségou Club, and the Jamaican teacher's friend. Or maybe four readers or more: farmers, researchers, village savings club managers, radio presenters, vets, exporters, NGO members, technicians, bureaucrats, diplomats, ministers, ... Maybe you are one of 26,101 readers, or of 100,000. We don't know, but when we get more precise figures with your help next year, we shall share them with you. What we do know is that you have news and views, questions and answers. With this new section, we can give you more space. We also want to tell you not only about the events and publications we support (described throughout Spore), but also about other CTA services and new areas of work, which you can use, and help to shape. We invite you to write to us at Spore's Mailbox, at the address on page 15. We can't promise to print everything, but we shall do our best to keep your news Just between us-and that's a whole lot of people! If you want information from Spore to go further afield by publishing or broadcasting it in other media, please feel free to do so. Please credit it as coming from Spore.