E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "researchers"

Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • MOOC:Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design Your Drone (UAV) Mission

    Wageningen University & Research is offering an exciting M OOC on Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design Your Drone (UAV) Mission . Learn how to prepare and execute a flight mission with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and how to use, process and understand the collected drone data for your own applications. Who is it for? Although the course was initially made for agriculture technicians, researchers or graduate students from multidisciplinary technical fields, everyone that aims to learn how to use an off-the-shelf small drone for generating a high-resolution image from a field, or...
  • Zoominar VII on Role of Private Sector In the Use of Innovation & Technology to Support Smallholders Face COVID-19 Disruptive Impact

    Background As the world is still struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruptive impact on agricultural value chain, the private sector and farmers in the Arab region are facing burdens on how to continue delivering along the agricultural value chain and ensure the continuity of supplies to consumers, for sustaining their livelihoods, from farm to fork. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) leads on this Zoominar session to highlight the role of the private sector in the use of innovation and technology and the potential role of the public-...
  • An evidence review of the proliferation of digital technology and data analytics in agriculture

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and Cornell University are spearheading an evidence review of how the proliferation of digital technology and data analytics in agriculture is contributing to the lives of farmers and agricultural service providers in developing country economies. The study team will map, synthesize and describe existing literature to assess how digital agricultural services, delivered individually or as a bundle, act as facilitators and barriers towards achieving outcomes including resiliency, economic growth and sustainability, nutrition, and be inclusive of...
  • Invitation to the e-Agriculture Webinar on DryArc Interface as a R4D framework for collaboration between CGIAR and FAO on Dryland Agriculture

    The e-Agriculture Team and FAO-RNE is pleased to invite interested person to join and listen to the following webinar Title : " DryArc Interface as a R4D framework for collaboration between CGIAR and FAO on Dryland Agriculture" Speaker : Dr. Chandrashekar Biradar, Head of Geoinformatics Units | International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) ​ Date : Monday 15 June 2020, at 15:00 hrs Rome time [ Check your timezone ] Register here to receive link Webinar Abstract The DryArc Initiative is a research partnership between eight CGIAR Research Centers that aims to strengthen...
  • Call for Digital Agriculture Solutions during COVID-19

    We would like to get feedback on the available digital solutions in agriculture, which the community can re-use or upscale. Many smallholder farmers in the global south require on-farm digital solutions to support them through-out the value chains and in their agricultural practices. COVID-19 has opened opportunities for the adoption of Digital Agriculture Solutions in various functions within value chains. Preliminary requirements Send your details through this link Digital Solutions in Agriculture Submissions should be in one of these languages: French, English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic,...
  • A Practical Guide to Using Blockchain within the United Nations

    UN Innovation Network has published the Blockchain Practical Guide as a public good. The book explains the road to blockchain and its key features and further offers a blockchain decision tree. Blockchain technologies introduce new systems of trust and exchange on which users can send value directly from one party to another without the need for intermediaries. For UN Entities, applications of blockchain technology include cash and remittance transfers, supply chain tracking, record keeping, digital identity, increasing transparency and many others. "Many UN agencies are using the assisting...
  • Evaluation in the age of big data: Opportunities and challenges in agriculture and food security

    The EvalForward posted a blog discussing evaluation in the age of big data and exploring opportunities in agriculture and food security. Evaluators working in the areas of food and agriculture are constantly seeking creative ways to produce credible evaluation findings and recommendations while working under one or more of these constraints. Big data and data science can make a difference. The potential of big data technologies is especially evident in the current pandemic context. The blog sets out various challenges that are facing evaluators today and further explains how big data and data...
  • Supporting Farmers with Low-Cost Digital Tools During Covid-19

    The COVID-19 outbreak has created extreme vulnerability in the agriculture sector, impacting farmer livelihoods and resilience, food security, and agricultural market systems. Current disruptions—such as COVID-19—and future crises are presenting threats to the food supply chain. Because of this,...