E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "researchers"

Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • Status of E-Agriculture Implementation in Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia has just published a status report on the E-Agriculture implementation within selected FAO member countries in the region. This publication coincided with the FAO Regional Conference for the region and the report is a follow-up to the Regional Capacity Development Workshop on National e-Agriculture Strategies in Europe and Central Asia, organized by FAO and the GAK, non-profit organization of the Gödöllő Agricultural University and with the valuable participation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This effort follows FAO’s role...
  • Launch of WeRobotics Online Training Academy

    WeRobotics has just announced the WeRobotics Online Training Academy to provide professional training on the use of drones by developmental agencies.The academy is co-managed with TechChange who have offered dynamic online training platform and in 2017 they trained over 7,000 people from 155 countries. On the other hand, WeRobotics has provided trainings to many professionals in the following organizations the World Food Program (WFP), UN Development Program (UNDP), UNICEF, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), local universities and many national &...
  • Innovative solutions within digital-agriculture, highlighted in FAO Director General’s interview with Xinhua

    Along the sidelines of the 34th FAO's Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific in Fiji, Xinhua interviewed the Director-general of FAO Mr. José Graziano da Silva on the Belt and Road Initiative . The Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by China in 2013 and aims to ‘build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road trade routes to seek common development and prosperity. In his interview, Graziano ‘da Silva said that FAO has supported the initiative by having an umbrella program which identified four specific technical areas,...
  • 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...
  • “let farmers innovate with new technologies’ an interview with FAO’s Nevena Alexandrova

    Nevena Alexandrova, is the Agricultural Research and Biotechnology Officer based in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU). Nevena has worked in support to FAO’s agricultural innovation and knowledge sharing and believes all farmers deserve a chance to use technology to improve their productivity and thereby fighting hunger and malnutrition. Recently, FAO together with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and the Institute for Agrostrategies and Innovation organized the “2gether 4 Strong Digital Agriculture ” (...
  • Participate in the Digital Agriculture Photo Contest

    Do you have photos of digital agricultural technologies in action? Your photos can help in the telling how technologies are being used to advance food security and nutrition in the world and how technologies are used to fight hunger. Using mobile phones in the FAO Fall armyworm mission assesment. Field visits in Santiago Island, Cabo Verde The ‘Digital Agriculture Photo Contest’ is part of the Digital Development for Feed the Future (D2FTF) which seeks to use digital tools and according to the best practices towards the achievement of the Feed the Future Initiative. Users participating in...
  • e-Agriculture Newsletter for April available!

    The e-Agriculture monthly newsletter for April 2018 has been published and sent to subscribed members. This months' newsletter focuses on WSIS Forum 2018, especially on the FAO's participation in this meeting. Some of the WSIS Forum 2018 outcomes for the Action Line C7: E-Agriculture include the #HackAgainstHunger , WSIS Prizes 2018 and the WSIS Action Line C7 activitie s. Most importantly, the newsletter promotes the publication, E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture . Most of our users will notice a change in the look and feel, this represents the new FAO website template. The new...
  • ICTforAg 2018

    This is a one-day conference that continues and builds on ICTfor Ag2015, 2016 and 2017 and brings together 300 thought leaders and decision-makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector. The conference will examine how new innovations can...
  • New Publication : FAO-ITU E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have published a new book E-Agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture. Details about this publication Title: E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union Card page : http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/I8494EN PDF URL : http://www.fao.org/3/I8494EN/i8494en.pdf This publication comes amidst the increase in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) [also...