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Posts on the topic "extensionists"

Posts on the topic "extensionists"

  • Drones in Agriculture, Free eBook Available

    Agriculture has been one of the fastest adopters of drones and they are being implemented in the various agricultural practices. One of our colleagues discovered a free publication entitled, “ Drones in Agriculture: The Ultimate Guide to Putting Your Drone to Work on the Farm ” which we share with all of you Title : Drones in Agriculture: The Ultimate Guide to Putting Your Drone to Work on the Farm Author : DroneDeploy Publisher : TradePub.com Brief Review This publication offers practical help to farmers to implement drone solutions in their farms. Drone solutions have been used by farmers...
  • 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,...
  • Join remotely the Action Line C7 - Building a Framework for Digital Innovation in Agriculture (Session 278)

    The Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Telecommunication Union invite interested persons to join remotely the WSIS session 278 - Building a Framework for Digital Innovation in Agriculture . Details Date and Time 11:00–13:00, Thursday, 22 March 2018 Link to the meeting https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2018/RP/AdobeConnect/278#intro Webcast link https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2018/RP/Webcast/278#intro Moderator James Azevedo Görgen - Digital Innovation and Development at FAO About this meeting The food and agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges to...
  • East Africa Digital Conference & Exhibition

    Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization and partners are organizing the East African Digital Farmers Conference. The conference will run from the 25 -27th of April 2018, at the Kenya Agriculture & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) grounds in Nairobi, Kenya . Image credit...
  • AFITA/WCCA 2018 Conference will focus on Precision Agriculture

    The Asia-Pacific Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA) announces the upcoming conference which will focus on precision agriculture. This year in October 2018, AFITA/WCCA2018 is going to be co-located with World Congress on Computers in Agriculture (WCCA). As stated on our...
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  • Call for articles on blockchain opportunities for agriculture

    This announcement is shared for informational purpose to the e-Agriculture Community as announced by CTA in dgroups . CTA is looking for articles for the forthcoming issue of ICT Update , which will deal with blockchain in agricultur e Blockchain can be defined as a digital ledger that allows storage and exchange of information in a decentralized, immutable, autonomous and trustworthy manner. It allows actors engaged in a transaction to quickly share information, which can include financial data, without a central authority. No single actor can damage the records. Blockchain technology is...
  • 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...
  • Call for Expressions of Interest - Eyes in the Sky: Smart Techs on the Ground

    As advertised by CTA, text abridged from their announcement The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published a Call for Expression of Interest . This call supports the usage of drones to ensure that smallholder farming needs to become more productive, more sustainable and more profitable are supported. In the recent past, CTA has supported the use of drones in agriculture in their member countries. For example,in 2017 CTA partnered with leading private sector operators, and assisted ICT start-ups in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo...
  • Seminar on FAO’s Farmer Field Schools programme and Global Platform

    The FAO Technical Network on Sustainable Crop Production and Agroecology will hold a Seminar on FAO’s Farmer Field Schools programme and Global Platform on Wednesday in FAO HQ with remote participation online at http://www.fao.org/webcast/en/ . All interested e-Agriculture CoP members can participate remotely The Farmer Field Schools (FFS) was pioneered by FAO in 1989 as an approach to integrated pest management in rice production in Asia. The advantage of the FFS is that they offer a hands-on learning that allows agricultural knowledge to be applied to promote sustainable agriculture...