E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "partners"

Posts on the topic "partners"

  • Press Statement: Pitch Agrihack seeks to promote greater engagement of young women

    This press statement below was published by CTA on the launch of 'Pitch AgriHack 2018', we share this as it is with our e-Agriculture CoP members. We acknowledge CTA fully. CTA has launched ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ a competition to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector. Winning innovations will be awarded up to €15,000, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. The theme for this year’s competition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the...
  • Invitation to e-Agriculture Twitter chat on "The use of blockchain for Agriculture"

    The e-Agriculture Team is inviting interested person to a Twitter chat on "The use of blockchain for Agriculture" which will be held on Twitter The following are the details:- Date : Tuesday 27 February 2018 Time : 11:00 to 18:00 (CEST) ( Time convertor ) Hashtag : #AgBlockchain Blockchain technology The blockchain became popular and permeated most sectors and saw the increasing application of cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin. Blockchain technology is basically a decentralized record-keeping system that allows global citizens worldwide to share a digital ledger to track transactions...
  • The power of digital technologies for the future of agriculture and food security -Agenda 2030

    The future of agriculture hinges on the adoption of technologies such as the Internet of Things (loT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, noted Vicente Muñoz, Chief Internet of Things Officer, Telefónica . This comment was made during the presentation on the power of digital technologies to the future of agriculture and food security which was held in FAO HQ in Rome, after FAO and Spain’s Telefonica signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The two parties have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technology for agricultural development and in fighting hunger. ©...
  • GSMA: Mobile World Congress

    Mobile World Congress is an annual event gathering the world's largest gathering for the mobile industry, it is organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona
  • ICTs for development: the good intentions of the mobile phone

    The role of the mobile phone in accelerating Africa’s social and economic development was reflectedby the UCT Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture , titled “ ICTs for development: the good intentions of the mobile phone ”. This lecture was delivered by Professor Rivett is the first woman to be appointed as a full professor at her department. While this address was academic, it provides an insight into the history and uptake of technology within the development and in the African context, in various fields. Some key excepts from the lecture :- “ One of the things the mobile phone allowed for...
  • Update e-Agriculture Learning Activity on drones - week 1

    Beginning Monday the 16th of October, e-Agriculture received 670 participants of the e-Agriculture learning activity on the use of drones in agriculture. On each respective day of this activity content is added and made available and can be accessed here . You can download the full programme for a global overview here . In review so far On Monday, October 16th we opened the activity with a general introduction and a live opening webinar, which was meant to give more information on how the activity is organized. The recording of the live webinar is available here . An experience capitalization...
  • Research4Life Stories of Change: How information access is changing the biggest academic library in Myanmar

    This blog is shared as published on AGORA website Credits: AGORA Research4Life programmes has recently launched its new “ Stories of Change campaign”! The first story is about the role of AGORA in the Universities’ Central Library (UCL) at the University of Yangon. Interested in getting more involved or telling the AGORA story from your own organization? Contact AGORA at agora@fao.org Research4Life is the collective name for the four programmes – Hinari , AGORA , OARE and ARDI – that provide developing countries with free or low cost access ( for free to institutions in group A countries and...
  • CTA workshop on perspectives for ICT and Agribusiness in ACP countries: Start-up financing, 3D printing and blockchain

    This workshop, which will take place from 9 to 11 October 2017 in Rhenen, Netherlands, will discuss and identify key issues to improve access to capital for youth-led e-agriculture businesses and develop a better understanding of the perspectives of 3D printing and blockchain technology for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) agricultural development sector. Three specific topics have been selected for this workshop. On the one hand, e-agriculture entrepreneurship has emerged as an important area of social entrepreneurship and agribusiness. Access to finance for...
  • New app diagnoses crop diseases in the field and alerts rural farmers

    A team under the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) has developed a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose crop diseases in the field. The team has won a $US100,000 award to help expand their project to help millions of small-scale farmers across Africa. The app provides advice on all major diseases and pests of root, tuber and banana crops, sends SMS alerts to farmers about potential diseases for their crops and pinpoints the location of the nearest agricultural extension support for farmers. Credits: IITA “Smartphones are becoming more and...