E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "farmers"

Posts on the topic "farmers"

  • Impacts of digitisation for agriculture

    ICT Update No. 93 published Over the last 20 years, the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has followed and reported on the changing landscape in ICTs for agriculture through the ICT Update . Last year, CTA published the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019 which advocated for the digital agricultural transformation that can feed the developing world, including Africa. ICT Update Issue 93 highlights This issue catalogues some projects and programmes CTA has done and how these are tackling the impacts of digitisation in agriculture. Some selected...
  • Agriculture ministers meeting in Berlin welcomes the FAO-designed concept for an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture

    FAO Director-General hails agreement to establish the international body to promote digital technologies for sustainable agriculture and food security As published on FAO News , and re-shared for the benefits of e-Agriculture users 18 January 2020, Berlin - The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture ( GFFA ) drew to a close today with the agriculture ministers of 71 nations, thanking FAO and the other International Organisations for developing a concept for the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture, as requested in the 2019 GFFA Final Communiqué. They...
  • FAO host a Side Event on the Establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture at GFFA 2020

    Berlin 18 January 2020 . The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted a side event at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture ( GFFA ) 2020 meeting. The theme of the event was ‘Towards the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture’. The side event was organized by FAO to present, discuss and validate the concept note for the establishment of the Digital Council as requested by the GFFA 2019 Communiqué . The meeting was opened by Mr. Friedrich Wacker, the Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Global Food Policy, BMEL and was attended...
  • The project "Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground" shortlisted for WSIS 2020

    by Giacomo, Rambaldi The project “ Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground ” has been nominate d for voting under the category AL C7. E-agriculture at the World Summit on the Information Society – WSIS Prizes 2020 . You are welcome to register with the WSIS community and cast your vote. Follow this link: http://bit.ly/WSIS2020-vote-now to know more on how to access the voting platform. The deadline for voting is 24 January 2020 . The voting period opened on the 21st of December 2019 and will close on the 24th of January 2020. About the Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground By...
  • 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...
  • FAO hosts Digital Innovation Dialogue on blockchain for sustainability in agriculture

    Rome. 10 December 2019. The IT Division in FAO hosted the Digital Innovation Dialogue session on blockchain for sustainability in agriculture where Foodcoin, AgriLedger, Ripe and FAO presented their blockchain projects. The session was held amidst many blockchain-based solutions, which 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 farmers. For sustainable agriculture development, blockchain...
  • Digital Innovation Dialogue on Blockchain for Sustainability in Agriculture

    This Digital Innovation Dialogue will address the opportunities and challenges of using blockchain-based systems in agriculture, focusing the discussion around the following key questions: What challenges in agriculture would benefit from a blockchain-based solution? What are the pros and cons in...
  • Call for Good Practices in Digital Agriculture (or e-Agriculture) and Digital Agriculture Solutions

    Call dates: 14 November 2019 to 31 January 2020 The FAO Digital Innovation Team through the e-Agriculture Community of Practice is calling for submission of (i) Good Practices or Promising on the use of ICTs and digital innovations in agriculture , and/or (ii) Digital Solutions in Agriculture . The aim of the Call is to enable members to share experiences, solutions, lessons learned and recommendations on various digital agriculture-relevant topics from the members of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice and beyond. Selected Good Practices and related experiences will be published and...
  • 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:...