E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

  • Webinar: COVID-19 response and digitalization in Europe and Central Asia

    About the webinar The webinar on COVID-19 response and digitalization aims to present a number of technologies out of the wide digital agriculture range, their interconnectivity and potential benefits, as well as challenges to practical implementation during the pandemic. This webinar will help identify the regional trends in agriculture during the pandemic, share the experience of various partners advancing on the digital rural transformation path and building resilience when faced with a crisis. Digitalization is embedded in FAO’s programme of work in Europe and Central Asia, which is...
  • Joining forces

    FAO, the International Telecommunication Union and Zheijang University are launching the Digital Agriculture Report at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2021 on 7 May By 2050, a 60 percent increase in food production will be necessary to cover the needs of the expected 9.6 billion people on our planet and with food insecurity aggravated by the pandemic, seeking innovative applications of digital technology has become critical to transforming the food and agriculture sector and addressing the emerging challenges to achieve the SDGs . In this challenging context, the...
  • High-level Thematic Debate on Digital Cooperation and Connectivity

    Date : 27 April 2020 Online : Watch the event on UN TV Event Page : https://www.un.org/pga/75/digital-cooperation-and-connectivity/ Abstract In light of the importance of addressing the digital divide in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Sustainable Development Goals, the President of...
  • New digital agriculture opportunities showcased by reports from African Development Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and CGIAR

    26 April 2021 - Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations, and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges, according to joint country profile reports on three countries by the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and CGIAR. The profiles, covering Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda and South Africa, map the challenges and opportunities to scale the adoption of innovative digital technologies in the agriculture sector. These include national...
  • International Girls in ICT Day

    This year marks the 10th Anniversary of International Girls in ICT Day with the theme “Connected Girls; Creating Brighter Futures.” Traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April, the Girls in ICT celebrations for this special year will highlight the 10 moments in the life of young girls...
  • COVID-19 and e-commerce: a global review

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean have published a report entitled, “COVID-19 and e-commerce: a global review”. The report notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformations, with e-commerce digital solutions increasing globally. However, while witnessing a similar growth of e-commerce in the developing world, existing digital divides are likely to result in even greater inequalities. The report acknowledges the impact of COVID-19 globally, for example, it states, ‘The...
  • Apply for UNCDF and IDEP online course Planning and Building Inclusive Digital Strategies in the context of COVID19 to meet the SDGs and Agenda 2063

    The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) are organising an on-line course on “ Planning and building inclusive digital transformation strategies in the context of covid-19 to meet SDGs and Agenda 2063 ”. Apply here . The overarching objective of the course is to empower government representatives, civil servants and policy makers in becoming successful agents of change in the development or improvement of their national digital transformation journeys in the midst and...
  • FAO launches an online public consultation: Advancing end-to-end Seafood traceability (9 March- 12 April 2021)

    FAO has launched an online public consultation in order to collect comments and views on a draft guidance document on seafood traceability. The guidance analyses and documents the interrelation of traceability along the value chain based on country-specific traceability mechanisms that are often essential for verifying and corroborating submitted data. It focuses on Key Data Elements (KDEs) and Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) as salient collection points of traceability systems. In the case of capture fisheries, Key Data Elements (KDEs) and Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) are based on the ‘...
  • Special issue on Internet of Everything

    The​​​​me The Internet of Everything (IoE) is the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things. It was conceptualized by CISCO as the natural evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), in the aim of including the entire realm of information sources and destinations in one paradigm.Although the IoE concept has attracted the increasing attention of the scientific community since its introduction, the research results achieved so far have only just scratched the surface leaving the very fundamental questions regarding the IoE unanswered. In fact, the IoE has characteristics in terms of...