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The Regional Conference for Africa

The Regional Conference for Africa starts at 9am GMT on Monday (26 October). The Conference proceedings can be watched live via webcast here:· Monday, 26 October http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5400/icode/ Tuesday, 27 October http://www.fao...

e-Agriculture is a global community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

The mission of e-Agriculture is to facilitate the discussion on the adoption and use of ICTs and digital innovations in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, natural resource management and rural development.

e-Agriculture was born out of Action Line C7 ICT Applications: e-agriculture from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) was assigned as facilitator of this action line and also took up the role of the facilitation of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice

News and e-Agriculture

  • Invitation to participate in the e-consultation on digital agriculture investments and digital transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) invite you to participate in the ‘"e- Consultation on digital agriculture investments and digital transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa. (instructions found below) The e-Consultation will take place on the e-Agriculture platform from the 27th of October 2020 to the 9th of November 2020. ​ Background to the e-consultation In an era of digital inclusion, Africa stands to gain exponentially from the adoption of digital technologies towards the realization of SDGs. In the...
  • Virtual panel on: Accelerating progress on the SDGs through Information and Communication Technologies and WSIS Action Lines

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are progressing rapidly and affecting people’s daily lives in the digital era. To an unprecedented extent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of ICTs has been critical in responding to crisis. The importance of ICTs is specifically recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a crucial enabler in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as a catalyst for development. This session will focus on the WSIS Action Lines and the alignment of the WSIS and SDGs processes, including WSIS Forum, WSIS Stocktaking, WSIS...
  • Youth led-innovative solutions can help addressing today’s challenges in the agri-food sector

    FAO and Zhejiang University are launching the call for participation to the 'Global AgriInno Challenge 2020' in Zhejiang Province, China, focused on harnessing innovation solutions in response to the challenges associated with 'distribution and sales of agri-food products'. Rome, September 2020 - By 2050, the population of the planet will reach 9.6 billion, requiring a 60% increase in food production. Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe economic and social distress around the world, with negative impacts on agri-food systems, hindering logistic transportation and...