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Posts on the topic "researchers"

Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • FAO webinar series on strengthening agricultural extension and advisory services system

    17 October. Rome . As a part of FAO’s work in transforming National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services System (EAS), FAO’s Research and Extension Unit wishes to start a webinar series to raise awareness on various challenges and opportunities related to strengthening and reforming EAS. EAS are undergoing a deep transformation due to the changing environment and context in which they operate. The previous top-down approach where EAS would simply transfer the technology to producers, can no longer address modern challenges. It appears to be clear that EAS will - effectively support...
  • INVITATION – DIGITAL INNOVATION DIALOGUE: China’s Approaches and Experiences in Digital Agriculture and Digital Rural Area – 11 OCTOBER 2019, 10:00-11:30– IRAN ROOM,

    FAO DIGITAL INNOVATION DIALOGUE: Session 6 - China’s Approaches and Experiences in Digital Agriculture and Digital Rural Area Abstract In recent years, China has made great efforts to promote the integration of the internet, big data, artificial intelligence with the development of agriculture and rural areas, vigorously develop digital agriculture, accelerate the development of e-commerce in rural areas, and actively promote informatization in rural areas. In 2018, the retail sales of e-commerce in rural areas in China reached 1.37 trillion yuan, the e-commerce business volume of...
  • The Global Emergence of Community Drones (2012-2017)

    A recently published paper overviews the use of drones in the past decade. Authors Nicolás Vargas-Ramírez * and Jaime Paneque-Gálvez *Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Antiguacarretera a Pátzcuaro No. 8701, Morelia CP 58190, Michoacán, México Abstract The use of drones with or by communities—what we call community drones—has emerged globally over the last decade to serve diverse purposes. Despite a growing academic interest in community drones, most experiences have been documented as gray literature and there are still no publications...
  • Digital Innovation Challenge in Africa now live

    Dear e-Agriculture Users 2SCALE , one of the largest agribusiness accelerators in Africa, just launched its first innovation challenge. This is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to scale their digital innovation amongst the 750,000 farmers in the 2SCALE program. We're looking for digital innovations such as hyperlocal weather forecasting, mobile finance and traceability solutions which hold the potential to transform agricultural value chains. Click here for the challenge How to apply Are you an entrepreneur with a digital innovation that boosts climate smart agriculture in Africa? Apply...
  • FAO hosts Digital Innovation Dialogue session 4: Digital Transformation and Gender Equality

    2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the importance of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls ( SDG 5 ). There is a need to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and also for the achievement of all SDG Goals. The linkages between Gender and ICTs, and how FAO seeks to mainstream gender in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture and rural development were explored in a recent publication. However, the role of digital transformation and gender equality deserves further discussion within the...
  • Focus on the International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture

    Background Today, there are more than 7 billion people on the planet, a figure that is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Overall food production needs to double in a relatively short period of time to meet food demand of the world's population. It is therefore an imperative for the different agricultural stakeholders to revolutionize the traditional agriculture. On 19 January 2019, Agriculture ministers from 74 nations adopted a number of resolutions stated in a political communiqué on digitalization in agriculture, which was issued during the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA...
  • “Innovating together: connectivity that matters” – ITU Telecom World ‘19

    The International Telecommunication Union in conjunction with partners is holding the ITU Telecom World ’19 , in Budapest, Hungary from the 9th to the 12th of September 2019. The theme of this edition is ‘ Innovating together: connectivity that matters ’ and brings a cross spectrum of participants from governments, private sector, practitioner and academia. The 5 day events will see dynamic sessions, parallel sessions, interviews, ITU Telecom Awards and the exhibition . FAO is supporting three sessions during this week. These are Wednesday, 10 September 2019 Theme: Developing Digital...
  • Digital Agriculture Knowledge Sharing - AGRF Side Meeting

    The African Green Revolution Forum is underway in Accra, Ghana and the FAO E-Agriculture team is participating and facilitated a parallel session on Establishing the International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture, on the 3rd of September and the FAO CIO director also spoke on the Panel Discussion on Evidence-Based Leadership and Data Systems on Tuesday, 3 September from 14:30 – 16:30 On the 4th of September, FAO team is invited to attend and participate to the Digital Agriculture Knowledge Sharing side event, which will see practitioners such as CTA, Dalberg, GSMA, MaMo Panel and...