IAALD is a membership organization. It helps its members to create, capture, access and disseminate information to achieve a more productive and sustainable use of the world's land, water, and renewable natural resources. IAALD connects agricultural information specialists worldwide, providing platforms and spaces for information dissemination, exchange and knowledge sharing; IAALD convenes agricultural information specialists worldwide, organising meetings and catalyzing dialogue among all agricultural information stakeholders; IAALD communicates and advocates the value of knowledge and information to its members and others, improving the status and practice of agricultural information management and dissemination; IAALD collaborates with members and other partner organisations, facilitating and catalyzing educational and other opportunities across agricultural information communities.
Ann Mureithi attended the AGRA stand at the Share Fair 2011 at IFAD in Rome. She works at AGRA in Nairobi, is a single mother of two and studies a postgraduate Masters Degree in Agricultural Information and Communication Management (AICM) at the University of Nairobi.
Magdalena Marenga is the Senior Librarian at the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Namibia. She is interested in attending the IAALD Africa 2012 conference in Johannesburg to learn more about rural development and food security.
Marie-Claude Deboin, head of the Scientific and Technical Information Delegation at CIRAD, comments on sharing ideas with colleagues in Asia and from around the world at the CIARD Expert Consultation in Beijing, and on making plans to promote the initiative in French speaking countries.