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Posts on the topic "researchers"

Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • Submit your application to speak for the 12th ICT4D Conference

    With next year’s 12th ICT4D Conference confirmed to take place on April 21 – 23 in Abuja, Nigeria - please note that there are now only just under 2 weeks for you to submit your speaker application . Deadline December 14, 2019. The event is an excellent platform to emphasize your position as a visionary ICT leader and gives you the opportunity to join 800+ attendees for 3 days of networking and knowledge sharing around the use of digital technology for development and humanitarian aid. Check out the 2020 conference tracks here . If you have already started your application, be sure to...
  • Food System Vision Prize: Envisioning Regenerative and Nourishing Food Futures

    The Food System Vision Prize has opened for submission until the 31st of January 2020 in phase 1 (Open Submission). This is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a vision of regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. Are you a legally registered and organised entity (including companies, governments, cooperatives, communities, partnerships, NGOs, and universities)? This could be the chance to submit your innovations that empower communities globally to develop actionable solutions. The sought visions should answer the question:...
  • African Drone Business Challenge

    The African Drone Forum’s Business Challenge is the first Pan-African business plan competition designed exclusively for African entrepreneurs that have identified new and innovative business models enabled through drone technology and data. The commercial use cases for drone applications can impact a broad array of sectors. At present, there are emerging applications in Africa related to healthcare delivery, land digitization, agriculture or livestock monitoring, disease surveillance, urbanization tracking, and flood impact assessment. The objective of the African Drone Business Challenge is...
  • Establishment of a Central Asian Animal Health Network (CAAHN)

    Participating countries: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan Organizers : FAO, through its regional office for Europe and Central Asia (REU), will function as the initial driver of this animal health network, which will serve as an umbrella under which laboratory and the...
  • 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...