In an interview conducted by Leslie Chan of Bioline International, Prof. Mary Abukutsa-Onyango of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology discussed the challenges she faced when trying to publish her original research on African Indigenous Vegetables (AIV) in "international" journals, and the importance of Open Access journals in Africa in ensuring that important research relevant to the continent are being published, read, and applied. The implications of Open Access for development in African countries were also discussed. The interview was recorded on Feb. 19th, 2010 at the University of Nairobi during a Workshop on Increasing the Impact of Research through Open Access, co-hosted by the University of Nairobi Library, eIFL.Net and Bioline International. bioline.org.br
Dr. Paul Nampala, Science Editor of African Crop Science Journal (ACSJ), and Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, discusses the challenges and opportunities of scholarly publishing in Africa. Paul explains the reasons why ACSJ is providing free online access to the full text of the journal on Bioline International, and he discusses what greater visibility and usage of ACSJ may mean in terms of greater collaboration between scientists from different regions, as well as the relations between Open Access and the Millennium Development Goals.
The video was taped on May 28th, 2008 in Shanghai, China.