E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "extensionists"

Posts on the topic "extensionists"

  • Can ICTs be used to protect forestry resources?

    In this article, you will Learn about the possibility of using ICTs to combat illegal logging Review some Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) that have been used elsewhere Appreciate some few cases from LAOs, Cameroon and Greece where ICTs have been used to combat illegal logging. In the beginning of the year, l wrote a piece focusing on ICTs and Forestry management in general. Additionally, for more information on how ICTs can be used to improve forestry governance, see Module 14 of the ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook . However, in this present piece l would like to focus on...
  • UNESCO to partner with ITU for Mobile Learning Week 2018

    ©UNESCO This event is reported here as announced and their text re-used UNESCO is pleased to announce that it will partner with ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs, to organize Mobile Learning Week 2018 under the theme 'Skills for a connected world'. The event will examine how...
  • Israeli technology to transform Indian agriculture

    The Indian Economic Times reports that Indian agriculture is set to benefit from adopting Israeli technology. In India, agriculture is facing various challenges such as lower productivity, erratic weather patterns amongst the many ills. The most critical issue is the critical shortage of fresh water, yet the agricultural sector accounts for nearly 84-85 percent of water drawn from fresh water sources. The news reports that the ‘India – Israel Agriculture Project”, Centre of Excellences were established to help Indian farmers to adopt the latest technologies which includes micro irrigation...
  • ICT4Ag month on Agrilinks

    Starting today (December 1) Agrilinks is inviting experts and implementers in ICT4Ag to share best practices, promising innovations and their thoughts on the future of ICT4Ag. image credit: Agrilinks This discussion comes amidst the upscaling of digital technologies in agriculture and their promise to improve smallholder farmers to access markets, information and financial services. Yet there are challenges faced by smallholders farmers in adopting these technologies. To kick start the debate, Agrilinks have share some resources that interested participants can read to ignite their own their...
  • ICT Solutions can empower African Youth in Agriculture, CTA panel says

    In the sidelines of the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum , held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) panel led by CTA Director Michael Hailu affirmed that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are key to attracting African youth to agriculture. CTA held a business forum whose theme was, “ Creating Jobs for Africa’s Youth ” which saw policymakers and civil society leaders from across Africa and Europe attending. The CTA Director highlighted the importance of access to finance to agriculture and that lack of it still remains an...
  • Further, faster, together: The vital role of ICTs in mitigating and adapting to climate change

    What has ICTs to do with climate change? Malcolm Johnson the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General, answers this question in the published news items coinciding with the COP23 that was discussing The Paris Agreement . He positions ICTs as a solution to the current world climate challenges. These include the (i) reported increase in the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, (ii) extreme weather induced events happening with increasing frequency. These disasters are estimated to have cost the global economy $520 billion a year and have pushed more...
  • Precision agriculture: A smart farming approach to agriculture

    The latest edition of SPORE magazine focuses on COP23 , however it has an article focusing on precision agriculture entitled, ‘Precision agriculture: A smart farming approach to agriculture’. The ability to use smart technologies could make today’s farmers manage their farming practices remotely. For this to happen these technology need access to data usually collected by satellites and drones. The ability of implementing sensors in the field, on animals and in the soil which transmit real time data allows for cost-effective and accurate means to predict and protect the growth of agricultural...
  • Regional Forum on e-agriculture for Central and South-East Europe Agenda

    The regional forum on e-agriculture for Central and South-East Europe began on the 13th of November 2017. The forum is themed, “ Precise and integrated response for sustainable farming and inclusive food systems ” is being held in Novi Sad, Serbia. The agenda of the event is available here , and is comprised of an opening ceremony, high-level roundtable discussions and parallel sessions. Some of the themes to be discussed, Sustainable intensification of agricultural production ICTs assisted Food Systems ICT assisted Climate Smart Agriculture Empowerment of smallholders and family farmers...
  • New app to diagnose crop diseases, alert smallholders

    The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas team won US$100,000 grant to refine a mobile application that uses artificial intelligence to diagnose crop diseases . This new app will attempt to solve the problem of pests and diseases that be face farmers with small holder farmers hardly hit. Its estimated that every year pests and diseases costs billions of dollars to potential agricultural economy as they damage agricultural outputs such as crops, livestock and fish harvests. Technology plays a big role in warning the communities of possible outbreaks and also as a monitoring tool...
  • Register for upcoming e-Agriculture webinar: ZFU Ecofarmer Combo: discussing cross-sector partnerships in ICT4Ag with Mercy Corps

    Join us for our next e-Agriculture webinar on cross-sector partnerships in ICT4Ag with Mercy Corps presenting the ZFU Ecofarmer Combo. When: Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 2 PM UTC 3 PM Central European Time 4 PM Zimbabwe Where: Live webinar on Adobe Connect: register here to receive instructions © Mercy Corps - AgriFin Mobile The ZFU Ecofarmer Combo is a bundle of services developed by Econet, the largest Mobile Network Provider in Zimbabwe, and the Zimbabwe Farmers Union, with the support of Mercy Corps. It was one of the best promising practices submitted for the e-Agriculture “call for good...