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Posts on the topic "extensionists"

Posts on the topic "extensionists"

  • African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

    The African Development Bank and Microsoft have launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform teaches technical courses like web development, design, data science and digital marketing, and will be constantly adapted to respond to market demand. The following resources are included Microsoft Digital Literacy 2019 Work with Computers Access Information Online Communicate Online Participate Safely and Responsibly Online Create Digital Content Collaborate and Manage...
  • Invitation - Digital Innovation Dialogue on Blockchain for Sustainability in Agriculture

    INVITATION TO DIGITAL INNOVATION DIALOGUE: Session 7 Blockchain for S ustainability in Agriculture 10 December 2019, 14:00-15:30– Sheikh Zayed Centre, FA O Headquarter Remote Participation http://fao.adobeconnect.com/digital_blockchain/ Webcast address http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5184/icode/ Blockchain-based solutions to existing challenges are being piloted in many sectors and this technology is finding innovative uses in a wide range of applications. In agriculture, pilots are already being implemented in supply chains, land registrations and to provide digital identities for...
  • Your feedback requested on the new feature for members area

    Dear e-Agriculture Member, As you might be aware, we are re-designing e-Agriculture CoP Website so that it can better fit your needs. We reached out to you in a survey 3 months ago, and we feel we have captured your requests with new features we are proposing and we welcome your feedback In order to engage with our members and facilitate participation, collaboration, and exchange within our community we have designed a Member Exclusive component, where members of e-Agriculture can interact with each other, share their thoughts and opinions, and organize content that are interesting to them...
  • Food System Vision Prize: Envisioning Regenerative and Nourishing Food Futures

    The Food System Vision Prize has opened for submission until the 31st of January 2020 in phase 1 (Open Submission). This is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a vision of regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. Are you a legally registered and organised entity (including companies, governments, cooperatives, communities, partnerships, NGOs, and universities)? This could be the chance to submit your innovations that empower communities globally to develop actionable solutions. The sought visions should answer the question:...
  • Apply to speak at the 12th ICT4D Conference in Nigeria

    The ICT4D Conference has announced the Call for Speakers, which opens until the 30th of November 2019 and we republish it below for our users . Inspire and make an impact at next year's 12th ICT4D Conference, confirmed to take place on April 21 - 23 in Abuja, Nigeria. The event is an excellent platform to emphasize your position as a visionary ICT leader and gives you the opportunity to join 900+ attendees for 3 days of networking and knowledge sharing. We are looking for practical case studies and presentations on truly cutting-edge applications and innovation in the use of digital...
  • The ICT Update No. 92 for September 2019 reflecting on digitalisation published

    The September Issue of ICT Update is now available online and reflects on the 20 years of publishing the ICT Update - nearly 100 issues . The current issue highlights three recurring themes – learning; barriers for inclusion and adoption of ICTs; and innovation and entrepreneurship.An editorial by Yanick Bakker and Chris Addison walks readers through the details of the three main highlights mentioned above. Read the editorial here Furthermore, their editorial reveals a rich history of development of the ICT Update alongside the developments in technology and regional focus of specific...
  • FAO webinar series on strengthening agricultural extension and advisory services system

    17 October. Rome . As a part of FAO’s work in transforming National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services System (EAS), FAO’s Research and Extension Unit wishes to start a webinar series to raise awareness on various challenges and opportunities related to strengthening and reforming EAS. EAS are undergoing a deep transformation due to the changing environment and context in which they operate. The previous top-down approach where EAS would simply transfer the technology to producers, can no longer address modern challenges. It appears to be clear that EAS will - effectively support...
  • Apply for WFP Innovation Accelerator and Receive up to 100,000 USD

    The WFP Innovation Accelerator has announced the following call, we republish for our members Do you have a project with the potential to solve hunger? If yes, then apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and receive up to 100,000 USD in equity-free funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. WFP support innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach...
  • INVITATION – DIGITAL INNOVATION DIALOGUE: China’s Approaches and Experiences in Digital Agriculture and Digital Rural Area – 11 OCTOBER 2019, 10:00-11:30– IRAN ROOM,

    FAO DIGITAL INNOVATION DIALOGUE: Session 6 - China’s Approaches and Experiences in Digital Agriculture and Digital Rural Area Abstract In recent years, China has made great efforts to promote the integration of the internet, big data, artificial intelligence with the development of agriculture and rural areas, vigorously develop digital agriculture, accelerate the development of e-commerce in rural areas, and actively promote informatization in rural areas. In 2018, the retail sales of e-commerce in rural areas in China reached 1.37 trillion yuan, the e-commerce business volume of...
  • FAO hosts Digital Innovation Dialogue session 4: Digital Transformation and Gender Equality

    2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the importance of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls ( SDG 5 ). There is a need to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and also for the achievement of all SDG Goals. The linkages between Gender and ICTs, and how FAO seeks to mainstream gender in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture and rural development were explored in a recent publication. However, the role of digital transformation and gender equality deserves further discussion within the...