E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "farmers"

Posts on the topic "farmers"

  • Launch of the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA)

    Thursday, 26 November | 15:00 Rome time (CET)| Register here The State of Food and Agriculture , one of FAO's major annual flagship publications, aims at bringing to a wider audience balanced science-based assessments of important issues in the field of food and agriculture. Each edition of the...
  • Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum 2020 for Asia-Pacific

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organising Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum (DASF) for Asia and the Pacific 2020 (formally called E-agriculture Solutions Forum) that will be held virtually from 30 November...
  • The United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) Regional Launch in NENA

    The United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019 - 2028 Regional E-Launch in the Near East and North Africa Region Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 11:00 – 15:00 (GMT+2) To attend, please make sure to register using the below link: Registration Link For more information, please check the concept note...
  • Invitation to participate in the e-consultation on digital agriculture investments and digital transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) invite you to participate in the ‘"e- Consultation on digital agriculture investments and digital transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa. (instructions found below) The e-Consultation will take place on the e-Agriculture platform from the 27th of October 2020 to the 9th of November 2020. ​ Background to the e-consultation In an era of digital inclusion, Africa stands to gain exponentially from the adoption of digital technologies towards the realization of SDGs. In the...
  • World Food Day 2020 Celebrations Events

    Every year, a large number of events - from marathons and hunger marches, to exhibitions, cultural performances, contests and concerts – are organised in around 150 countries across the world to celebrate World Food Day. Click here to see events related to World Food Day
  • Four Key Findings: Smallholder Farmer Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture

    ICTWorks published a guest article that summarizes the research findings on Smallholder Farmers Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture. The research was done in Kenya and examined the use of ‘m-services’ by farmers. The study-examined factors affecting the likelihood of Kenyan farmers’ adoption of m-services specifically related to agriculture and livestock information, buying and selling products, and alerts about agricultural or livestock activities.The findings were that:- Farmers are using apps, but adoption is low Digital divides exist in wealth, gender and education Women lag (slightly)...
  • AI for Good Global Summit

    The 2020 edition of the AI for Good Global Summit is presented as a continuous digital event, featuring weekly programming across multiple formats, platforms and time-zones, including keynotes, expert webinars, project pitches, Q&As, performances, demos, interviews, networking and more. About...
  • 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...