2010 was a remarkable year for Ongoing Research (OR). It was the year we re-designed the system to include more interactive features like the comment box and migrated our content to a new Content Management System, read more about this in Michael Marus’s the OR developer blog post.
It was also the year we decided to expand the scope of the Map to all areas where the CG is working in besides Africa. Our sites visits went up from 595 in January to 1,971 visitors in December with Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), various CG Centers, other organisations and individuals playing a key role in the distribution of the information. In addition, there was increased involvement from contributors of the information, a reflection of their commitment to provide up-to-date information.
For 2011, we plan to break these records by expanding our sensitization and communication boundaries, complete the coverage of the information of regions outside Africa, focus on how to reap more from the power of sharing information among the drivers of OR and ensure the various categories of users are using this information to better their work.
Read about my passion for putting CGIAR agricultural research on the map here.
Wishing you all a joyous new year and happy browsing!