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Posts on the topic "Italy"

Posts on the topic "Italy"

  • e-Agriculture Newsletter for April available!

    The e-Agriculture monthly newsletter for April 2018 has been published and sent to subscribed members. This months' newsletter focuses on WSIS Forum 2018, especially on the FAO's participation in this meeting. Some of the WSIS Forum 2018 outcomes for the Action Line C7: E-Agriculture include the #HackAgainstHunger , WSIS Prizes 2018 and the WSIS Action Line C7 activitie s. Most importantly, the newsletter promotes the publication, E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture . Most of our users will notice a change in the look and feel, this represents the new FAO website template. The new...
  • e-Agriculture Twitter members clock 46,000

    The e-Agriculture Community of Practice now has 46,000 members, and invites you to follow us at @e_agriculture . By following us you have a chance to receive updates from us and our community of partners in real time, and also you are able to participate in various twitter chats from us and the community. Besides Twitter, one can also register on our platform to receive news, newsletter and various updates that we offer. Periodically, the e-Agriculture CoP also holds e-forum discussions , webinars and learning activities . We are also available on LinkedIn . Why not follow us today e-...
  • CTA Policy brief focuses on weather information services for smallholder farmers

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published a policy brief that emphasize the importance of weather data, and its derived services for agriculture and nutrition and challenges in dealing with weather data value chain. Farmers need access to accurate and localized weather information to make evidence based farm management decisions which includes when to plant or to apply fertilizer. The Policy brief outlines the benefits of open data and specifically offer example where open data is useful within the farming practices. However, for weather data to be of...
  • International Day of Forests 2018 : Forests and Sustainable Cities

    The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for 2018 is Forests and Sustainable Cities. ©FAO Selected news on e-Agriculture related to Forestry and ICTs Application of ICTs in Forestry Management Can drones help reforest our forests? In...
  • Invitation to Dgroups Webinar: simple solutions for building communities in your organization

    ©Dgroups Have you ever looked for an easy solution to create networks and communities of practice within your organization? Would you like a simple, non-commercial tool, respectful of privacy for team discussions? In need of a knowledge exchange solution that is compatible with low bandwidth users in the South? Dgroups can offer you the perfect solution. Dgroup is a longstanding successful development initiative that promotes dialogue supported by over 20 organizations. It offers an easy to use email tool and an online platform for small or large groups that benefit from networks and...
  • International Women’s Day 2018 (#IWD2018) focuses on ICTs in Agriculture

    To mark International Women’s Day 2018 (#IWD2018), FAO, IFAD and WFP are organizing an event that will focus on how media and ICTs can empower rural women and girls to transform their lives. The empowerment of rural women and girls is a central element in the drive to eradicate poverty and hunger, and to build inclusive and sustainable rural societies . Leading specialists from the ICT sector will share testimonials of innovative interventions carried out by the Rome-based agencies and partners that have empowered women, strengthened rural livelihoods, and contributed to food and nutrition...
  • FAO develops a mobile phone app to monitor Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Africa

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new mobile phone application FAMEWS (Fall Armyworm Monitoring & Early Warning System) mobile app in English and French). The FAMEWS will help farmers and extension officers to collect and record information when scouting fields and checking pheromone traps for Fall Armyworm (FAW). The easy to use and intuitive app is meant to be used by countries affected by the FAW in Africa. Collected data can, once an internet connection is established, be transmitted to a centralized cloud by national FAW focal points before...
  • Invitation to e-Agriculture Twitter chat on "The use of blockchain for Agriculture"

    The e-Agriculture Team is inviting interested person to a Twitter chat on "The use of blockchain for Agriculture" which will be held on Twitter The following are the details:- Date : Tuesday 27 February 2018 Time : 11:00 to 18:00 (CEST) ( Time convertor ) Hashtag : #AgBlockchain Blockchain technology The blockchain became popular and permeated most sectors and saw the increasing application of cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin. Blockchain technology is basically a decentralized record-keeping system that allows global citizens worldwide to share a digital ledger to track transactions...
  • Can drones help reforest our forests?

    Deforestation is a major challenge and SDG 15 addresses it Drones can help in tree planting An example of an initiative to use drones in planting trees Forests are part of our ecosystem and they cover 30% of the earth’s surface. Forests provides lumber, provides fuel to cook and boil water, provide nutritious food, offer medicines, animal fodder and homes for animals and are a source of income for many. Due to climate change and unstainable human practices forests are fast disappearing. In the SDG framework, deforestation is regarded as a major challenge and the Sustainable Development Goal...
  • How Technology can help end hunger? IFAD’s Position

    Evidence have shown that technology has the potential to improve agricultural productivity. Specifically ICTs can help governments and developmental organizations to enhance food security and improve rural livelihoods through both knowledge and skills transfer. In most cases also improve the capacities of communities in agricultural productivity, pests control and easier access to markets. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) adopts innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) for agriculture and rural development. In a recent article by its President,...