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Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • How digital technologies can help Africa’s smallholder farmers

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Emily Duncan and Evan Fraser Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre for...
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  • FAO-ITU E-agriculture In Action: Big Data for Agriculture

    In continuation of the efforts to promote sustainable ICTs for agriculture and to share knowledge on emerging technologies that holds great promise for agriculture, FAO-ITU have released the next in the series of E-agriculture in Action publication. About the Big Data for Agriculture publication Entitled the E-agriculture in Action: Big Data for Agriculture this publication tries to highlight the ecosystem needed to support data driven agriculture with the help of case studies from leading organizations. Title : E-agriculture in Action: Big Data for Agriculture Card page : http://www.fao.org/...
  • Egypt turns to FAO for digital transformation in agriculture

    The following news was published by Watani International and is shared for information purposes. CAIRO, 22 July 2019. The Food and Agriculture organization of the UN has launched in Egypt a digital model of agricultural extension to enhance agricultural productivity. The move comes within the programme signed between FAO and the Egyptian Government to boost information exchange and technology transfer in agriculture for the period 2018 – 2022. Ezz El-Din Abu-Steit, Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, stressed that digital technology had the potential of facing threats of...
  • China, FAO jointly promotes agricultural industry development in poor rural areas

    Article is shared as published by XINHUANET BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- China and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Friday jointly launched a project to boost agricultural industry development in the country's poverty-stricken rural areas. The "Development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Villages" project, launched jointly by the FAO, the China Agriculture Science and Education Foundation and GF Securities Co., Ltd., will run between 2019 and 2021 in 16 impoverished villages, according to the launching ceremony. People in the pilot villages will...
  • Call for National Experts for the Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation

    IMC Worldwide have been commissioned by DFID to undertake a Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation within DFID’s agriculture programmes. In 2018, DFID launched its Digital Strategy, aiming to establish DFID as a global leader in digital technology and development in order to have greater, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people. The strategy commits DFID to making greater and better use of digital technology to tackle global poverty and deliver on the Global Goals, as well as to maximise opportunities from digital products and services to improve the lives of poor...
  • Africa's agriculture ministers discuss strategies to scale up digitalization of agriculture

    Xinhuanet reports that Africa's agriculture ministers and development partners on in June 2019 met in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, to discuss successful strategies for scaling up digitalization of African agriculture. Meeting under the Malabo Montpellier Forum, participants are discussing the rising level of mobile technology adoption in Africa in recent years, as well as African countries' current limitations and priorities for future action in agriculture. The use of ICT in transforming agricultural sector is of paramount importance, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente while...
  • Digital Technologies in Agriculture and Rural Areas report published

    A new publication by FAO that maps the adoption and use of digital innovations and technologies in agriculture has been published. The full report can be downloaded in the following links The full status report in English, link http://www.fao.org/3/ca4985en/ca4985en.pdf , The briefing paper in six UN languages through links below: http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887zh/ca4887zh.pdf (Chinese): http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887es/ca4887es.pdf (Spanish): http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887ru/ca4887ru.pdf (Russian) http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887fr/ca4887fr.pdf (French) http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887ar/ca4887ar.pdf (Arabic)...
  • CTA launches the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published the digitalisation of African Agriculture Report . The report advocates for the digital agricultural transformation that can feed Africa. In his launch statement, the CTA Director, Michael Hailu stated, “at CTA, we know and understand the power to digitalise African agriculture. But we also understand that the evidence that will attract targeted investments to further develop D4Ag on the continent is lacking”. The emphasis towards digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) has been growing over the last decade. For...
  • Pig farmers in Papua New Guinea capitalize on blockchain technology

    FAO develops livestock-tracking system to help pig farmers expand their markets In Papua New Guinea, no celebration is complete without a pig roast. As one of the few mammals living on the island, pigs play an important role in the country’s culture and economy. Traditionally, smallholder farmers—who raise the vast majority of pigs—have sold their livestock locally, but a rise in global demand for pork means new opportunities to access international markets. Consequently, farmers are looking for a way to prove that their livestock meets international standards—and are now turning to...