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Posts on the topic "extensionists"

Posts on the topic "extensionists"

  • Extending the Benefits: Gender-Equitable, ICT-Enabled Agricultural Development

    "Extending the Benefits: Gender-Equitable, ICT-Enabled Agricultural Development" is the title of Module 4 in the Revised ICT e-Sourcebook on ICTs in Agriculture . This module focuses on the benefits of ICTs when made available to men and women working in agriculture and rural areas. The module examines the challenges that must be overcome and provides recommendations for rural communities to take full advanatges of ICTs. The module begins by contextualising the issues of gender equality with the 2010 Agenda, it notes that on average about 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing...
  • GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management course

    GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management Course Date 28th August – 01st September 2017 Location Indepth Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Description For optimum utilization of available agricultural land resources on a sustainable basis, timely and reliable information...
  • MITRA (Mobile Interventions and Technologies for Rural Areas) app provides advice on fertilizer needs and doses

    Mitra, which stands for Mobile Interventions and Technologies for Rural Areas, is an app providing advice on fertilizer needs and doses for farmers. The app is designed both for farmers and extension workers to advocate site-specific recommendations to farmers on fertilizer dose. Credits: Mitra Mitra is available both in English and Tamil, so that farmers themselves can access the information on macro and micro nutrient deficiency and remedial measures. The content is based on the latest research by the Department of Agriculture of the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Nadu Agricultural...
  • e-Forum discussion on the Agriculture Open Data Package - AgPack.info

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) are inviting interested individuals to participate in this forum discussion on ' Agriculture Open Data Package ' to be held on the e-Agriculture Platform. The initial target audience are policy-makers, researchers, open data experts, and/or agricultural experts - however, any interested individuals are invited to participate. This forum discussion follows immediately after the e-Forum on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition . Details of the...
  • Seminar Summary: Towards Inclusive Rural Communication Services, contributing to poverty reduction and the SDGs

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently held on the 27th of June a seminar entitled, " Towards Inclusive Rural Communication Services: Contributing to Poverty Reduction and the SDGs ". This seminar is timely in that FAO recently aligned its strategic objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is an interest in reaching out to the rural communities, and in particular smallholder and family farmers face social, economic and environmental challenges and access to information can make a huge difference in allevieting poverty. In 2014, FAO...
  • Summary of Discussions: Week 2 of the e-Forum on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

    The second week of the e-forum discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition continued with participants sharing examples and case studies on open data in agriculture. The question for week 2 was: What is the potential for open data in agriculture and nutrition? Does open data benefit and damage farmers, especially smallholder family farmers, women and the youth in developing countries? What case studies can demonstrate the benefits and/or damages of the use of ICTs and Open Data? Summary of contributions The Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative...
  • Four new videos on agriculture and nutrition have been posted on Access Agriculture

    Four new videos on four different areas (mango seedlings, making soumbala from soya beans, sheep & goats, and pumpkins) have been posted on the platform www.accessagriculture.org . They are currently available in English and French for the one on soya while in English, French, and Bangla for the other three. They are freely downloadable, also in 3gp format for mobile phone viewing. Grafting mango seedlings : The benefit of grafting is that from grafted trees we can get fruits within two to four years. Making condiment from soya beans : In West Africa, women prepare a condiment made with...
  • ICTs for Agriculture - A review of CTA Annual Report

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) just published their annual report for 2016. This report focuses on the following thematic areas, (i) promoting agribusiness, (ii) ICTs for Agriculture, (iii) communication and knowledge sharing, (iv) policy engagement, (v) climate smart-mart agriculture, and (vi) developing value chains.In this news item we summarise the ICTs for Agriculture, section of this report ICTs for Agriculture In this section 2 of the report, CTA reports four specific articles on Satellite-based Crop Advice Market-led, user-owned ICT4Ag-enabled...