Solutions for Economic Development Communities

May 10 2006

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 Agro Sphères is an economic development community based in Amiens, France that chose an XWiki solution for driving the emergence of agricultural and food industry business development projects in the department of the Somme. Currently in closed beta, we have a meeting tomorrow with political and financial stakeholders to present the work we have been doing before announcing a public release of their advanced environment for cooperative economic development.

 Our XWiki solution features a professional dynamic web site with a blog for establishing conversations with interested parties, and a members only area with social networking, member and project directories, and a document publishing system.

 We are very excited about the potential of this type of product for economic development communities and networks and would like to thank all of the participants in this project for their efficient collaborative work: the Agro Sphères team which worked hard on content, the talented webdesign team formed by Nicolas Giraud of NGDEV and Chantal Vanier of Garence, and special thanks to our development team including Jean-Vincent Drean, Guillaume Flandre, and Antoine Faucher who designed innovative features while keeping user interaction in the product true to the wiki way.