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Posts on the topic "farmers"

Posts on the topic "farmers"

  • Nutrition in a Digital World launched

    This year, the 45th edition of UNSCN Nutrition , examines the complexity of the digital world for improved nutrition. Digital technology, in and of itself, cannot fix the world’s food and nutrition problems, nor mend its dysfunctional food systems. However, once improving nutrition is deemed a priority, digital technologies are important tools. The potential of digital technologies to improve nutrition is phenomenal, but so are the risks that these technologies might entail. Most of the articles we present in UNSCN Nutrition 45 consider the potential-risk duality in a range of food-system...
  • Zoominar IX: Role of Farmer Organizations in Agri-Food Systems Innovation

    Background In the context of COVID-19 outbreak, FAO RNE is organizing this Zoominar on Farmer organizations’ role in promoting innovation to increase food security, and sustainable rural development. Since the early spread of COVID-19, FAO underscored the crucial role of farmer organizations in increasing resilience and rethinking priorities of food security policies to keep food supply chains alive and to achieve the SDGs. In this critical context, FAO is highlighting the merit of scaling up innovation in agriculture, including digitalization and e-commerce; producing more food, in a more...
  • Zoominar VIII: Innovation in social protection in response to COVID-19 in the NENA region: Building on best practices cases

    Background The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread throughout the Near East and North Africa (NENA) - Arab States region. The pandemic will have huge impacts on public health and represents already an unprecedented shock to economies, food systems and labour markets globally and in the NENA region, affecting rural poverty and resilience. It is estimated that an additional 8.3 million people in the region could fall into poverty. Given this broader impact, the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic require responses that go far beyond the health sector; including measures to assist...
  • Invitation to Launch KALRO Digital Platforms

    Attached please receive KALRO Digital Platforms Launch Webinar Invitation. Topic: KALRO Digital Platforms Launch By Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives: Hon. Peter G. Munya (MGH)Venue: KALRO Dairy Research Institute Naivasha, Kenya Date: 26th June 2020...
  • Duoduo Smart Agriculture Competition launched

    Artificial Intelligence VS Farmers: who can produce the best strawberries It’s man versus machine in a smart agriculture competition pitting top scientists and growers to see whether artificial intelligence or human experience will triumph in producing the best strawberries. The inaugural Duo Duo Smart Agriculture Competition, organized jointly by the China Agricultural University and Pinduoduo, will take place over four months in the plateau of Yunnan Province and see competitors from around the world come up with planting methods that are best suited for the local conditions, using either...
  • An evidence review of the proliferation of digital technology and data analytics in agriculture

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and Cornell University are spearheading an evidence review of how the proliferation of digital technology and data analytics in agriculture is contributing to the lives of farmers and agricultural service providers in developing country economies. The study team will map, synthesize and describe existing literature to assess how digital agricultural services, delivered individually or as a bundle, act as facilitators and barriers towards achieving outcomes including resiliency, economic growth and sustainability, nutrition, and be inclusive of...
  • Webinar on "Building Smart Villages: A Blueprint"

    [As published by our partner International Telecommunications Union] In collaboration with Niger National Agency for the Information Society (ANSI), ITU is releasing a new joint publication entitled “ Building Smart Villages: A Blueprint ” to promote a promising approach to bringing meaningful connectivity and initiating digital transformation at disadvantaged rural communities in low- and middle-income countries. To oficially launch this publication, ITU is organising "Building Smart Villages: A Blueprint. A comprehensive Whole-of-Government approach for Rural Digital Transformation" webinar...
  • Special Briefing on the Virtual Format and Programme

    WSIS Forum 2020: Open Consultation Process (OCP) Special briefing to all Stakeholders on the Virtual Format and Programme Date : Thursday, 28 May 2020 Time : 14:00 – 15:00 CEST Register to attend
  • WOTR's Rapid Response to COVID-19

    Watershed Organisation Trust, a Pune India-based non-profit, is on the ground combating COVID19, mounting informed and measured rapid responses through various modes such as distribution of essentials, creating awareness, social messaging, generating employment and other livelihood support across...
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