E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

  • Focus on WSIS Forum 2018

    This year’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum was held on the 19-23rd of March 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland under the theme “ Leveraging ICTs to Build Information and Knowledge Societies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ”. While each WSIS Forum is different, each edition is preceded by the Open Consultation Process that enable members to come up with an agenda. The final WSIS meetings is comprised of, Best Practices, WSIS Prizes, Special Tracks and High level panels. In 2018, the WSIS debate focused on how to achieve the sustainable development goals (...
  • ICT4D Conference Agenda published

    The ICT4D conference agenda has been published and with a number of presentation and talks in ICTs for Agriculture and the environment, browse the full programme here . The conference has more than 200 panels, keynotes, case studies, and workshops in core ICT4D disciplines. The agenda is rich with a variety of topics, some of the exciting topics for e-Agriculture CoP include:- Digital Agriculture: Scale and Sustainability through Government Partnership and Ownership Driving Digital and Financial Inclusion that leaves no one behind From Satellites to stalk borers: using earth observation to...
  • Discover AI and Machine Learning for Aid and Development

    It is widely believed that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will change the world, but how much are those innovations already contributing to improving the world? This webinar, part of an ongoing series around ICT4D, will explore how AI and machine learning tools can be applied and...
  • This week, the Mobile Learning Week 2018 is in session

    Today the 29th of March to the 30th of March begins the UNESCO/ITU annual flagship ICT in education event surnamed ‘Mobile Learning Week’. The 2018 edition is held under the theme, “ Skills for a connected world ” and will examine the skills needed in and for a connected economy and would also focus on digital skills and competencies. Mobile learning week brings together "experts practitioners and policy-makers from around the world to share ideas and best practices on ways to use ubiquitous mobile technology to support learning for all, particularly disadvantaged communities"- UNESCO news ...
  • WSIS Prizes 2018: Winners published

    WSIS Prizes 2018 winners have been published by WSIS. These winners represent the respective 18 WSIS Action lines, as outlined in the Geneva Plan of Action. The specific category winners can be read here The E-Agriculture Category In the E-Agriculture projects are covered by the Action Line C7: E-Agriculture and 27 projects were nominated. From the 27 projects, 5 were nominated as Champions in the E-Agriculture Category. These are, Hushu Smart Agricultural Center IoT project , Jiangsu post & telecommunications planning and designing institute Co, Ltd CHINA eSAP: a complete ICT Solution...
  • Webinar: Using Digital Tools to Expand Agricultural Insurance

    In developing countries, there is little smallholder farmers can do to protect themselves from shock. When faced with unexpected volatility, they often turn to negative coping mechanisms like selling assets, reducing meals, or pulling children out of school. To address this, Digital Development for...
  • 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...
  • WSIS Forum 2018 provide a spotlight on how ICTs can help eradicate poverty and hunger

    The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) headquarters was a busy location with more than 2,500 ICT experts from around the world arriving for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The theme of WSIS Forum 2018 is ‘Leveraging ICTs to Build Information and Knowledge Societies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ’ and seeks to explore ways and possibilities that can help meet the sustainable development challenge. The UN Secretary General Mr. António Guterre set the meeting tone when he said, ‘in today’s digital world Internet access is imperative,...
  • 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...
  • Focus on Rural Women, Girls and ICTs

    The month of March is significant for women in the context of sustainable development in agriculture. Firstly, because the 8th of March is the International Women’s Day (IWD) , which is dedicated yearly to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day also is remembered to mark the call to action for accelerating gender parity. Secondly, in celebrating the IWD, the Rome-based agencies (RBAs) – FAO, IFAD and WFP have chosen theme, “Linked-in: empowering rural women and girls through media and ICTs”. This event will focus ‘on the integration of ICT and...