E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "partners"

Posts on the topic "partners"

  • Unpacking Data-Driven Agriculture

    As CGIAR holds the Big Data in Agriculture Convention in Kenya this week, the question of data, big data and open data in agriculture is yet again rejuvenated. The link between farming and data has never been stronger than now. There are many efforts driving the data agenda in agriculture, which include FAO , GODAN , CGIAR , USAID programs , and many others. Data-driven agriculture But what is data-driven agriculture? And what does it mean for smallholder farmers? Perhaps the infographic by Grameen Foundation (for USAID Feed the Future) summarizes the issues ( click on image to download )...
  • FAO’s Committee on Agriculture (COAG) exhibition focuses on Innovation

    The Committee on Agriculture (COAG) is one of FAO’s Governing Bodies established in 1971 and it meets every two years. Its role is providing overall policy and regulatory guidance on issues relating to agriculture, livestock, food safety, nutrition, rural development and natural resource management. The 26th Session runs from 1-5 October 2018 and was opened by the FAO Director General . The details of the current agenda of COAG can be found here . This year’s COAG is running an exhibition that focuses on Innovation for sustainable food and agriculture . The aim of this exhibition is aptly...
  • Advanced Webinar: Change Detection for Land Cover Mapping

    Land cover changes can impact many areas of life. These changes can affect deforestation, ecological communities, wildfire extent, and urban growth. This advanced series will focus on using satellite imagery to map changes in land cover. Attendees will learn change detection methods, including...
  • UN Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies

    The UN Secretary General has announced a new strategy on technologies which is meant to define and guide the United Nations system in the use of technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain and robotics for the attainment of the 2030 Agenda. The Strategy on New Technologies sets out 5 principles and 4 Commitments to build internal capacity, advocacy and dialogue, cooperative frameworks and norms, and member state support. The strategy has identified four strategic commitments for the UN and also the wider UN system. In quote, he stated that “These combine elements of...
  • 2nd Digital Technologies for Resilience Workshop 2018

    This 2nd edition workshop is organised by FHI 360, with a grant funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, to support resilience practitioners and the broader development community to identify digital technologies that have the potential to enhance resilience outcomes, particularly in Asia
  • Funding call : Development Innovation ventures

    Do you have an idea that can solve peoples’ problems, such as end hunger, malnutrition and poverty eradication? Are you willing to transform those bright ideas into global solutions? If yes, the opportunity has arisen with the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), the USAID’s open innovation program that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge. DIV recognized that innovative solutions come in many forms - whether a product, technology, service, or application of a creative business and delivery model. DIV is an open door to USAID - anyone, anywhere can apply...
  • How to collect data using a mobile data collection tool

    This webinar is intended to explain ( Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM GMT) What are the advantages of mobile data collection Live demonstration: How to run your project using a digital tool How to choose the right platform and technology for your project More information here
  • FAO-ITU-AIT Regional Training on the Use of Drones, Satellite Imagery and GIS for Agriculture

    The training materials and presentation now available for download The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in partnership with the Geoinformatics Centre, Asian Institute of Technology held on the 4th to the 8th of June a training on the use of drones, satellite imagery and GIS in agriculture. This training comes as a follow-up to the FAO-ITU E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture publication. The publication shared knowledge and experiences in the use of drones in agriculture from various countries and partners. Training...
  • e-Agriculture Good and Promising Practices Published

    Towards the end of 2017, the e-Agriculture Team at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) announced a call for Good and Promising Practices in Agriculture. We are happy to let you know some of the good/promising practices have been published and are available online via FAO publications . The good or promising practice are about the various use of ICTs for agriculture, livestock, fisheries or forestry or rural development in general. The following good and promising practices have been published, and some are still in...
  • 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...