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Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • WSIS Prizes 2019 Champion Projects announced

    ITU has just announced 90 Champions of the WSIS Prizes contest. From the announced 90, 18 projects will be selected to be Winners will be awarded for each of the 18 categories of the WSIS prizes. The submission phase opened on the 2nd of July 2018 to the 5th of December 2018 and 1,149 submissions were received (of which 1062 were found exceptional and were nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2019). Champion Projects under Action Line C7 E-agriculture The Action Line C7 (E-agriculture) is jointly facilitated by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International...
  • e-Agriculture Case Study on E-KOKARI published

    You might be wondering, What is E-KOKARI? E-KOKARI is an interactive voice responsive (IVR) platform developed in Niger and it allows farmers, breeders and buyers to access information, advice, warnings and market prices in the field of agriculture and livestock. E-KOKARI allows farming communities in Niger to access timely and accurate information they need on the farm. In Niger, like in many parts of Africa, the use of mobile phones have increased and while French is a common language – not every farmer prefers it. Hence, E-KOKARI was developed to help farmers to access needed information...
  • Food Sovereignty of Consumers - Part 2

    by Olaitan Ogunnote & Raimot Adewunmi - Undergraduate Research Assistants, ECV Ontario, SEDRD, University of Guelph. Read Part I As you enter the grocery store, you quickly glance through your shopping list. While examining, you wonder if the orange juice in the fridge is truly 100% orange...
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  • Join the Twitter Chat on ‘Data, Technology and Women’s Economic Empowerment’

    Grameen Foundation is inviting interested individuals to join their twitter chat on Data, Technology and Women’s Economic Empowerment Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Twitter Chat: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET Facebook Live: 12-12:30 p.m. ET Check your local times here Digital data is driving global economic change. How can we ensure that it also helps women and their families escape poverty? Join Grameen Foundation , Cisco and Accenture for a Twitter chat on new uses of data and technology for women's economic empowerment. Topics will include: Key breakthroughs in using data and tech to improve women's...
  • Digital Cooperation Survey

    The Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation has shared the Digital Cooperation Survey to interested persons to gather views on how to improve digital cooperation across sectors and regions. The surveys comes after the widespread use of digital technologies across regions and disciplines. The preamble acknowledges that ‘digital technologies have enabled profound changes in societies around the world, empowering people, allowing them to communicate cheaply, and spurring new businesses’. The survey calls participation from, individuals, governments, the private sector, civil...
  • Humanitarian Hackathon

    The Humanitarian Hackathon is a two-day event, taking place in Egmont Palace. It is designed to create technology-driven solutions for the most pressing humanitarian challenges. International and Belgian humanitarian organisations, donors, large companies, startups, scientists and engineers will be...
  • Invitation to GODAN Webinar on "Unlocking the Potential of Blockchain for Agriculture"

    The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), invites interested person to join the webinar on 23rd January 2019. They published the following details To register Click this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4323913435173576193 About the webinar Blockchain has the potential to provide answers to a number of issues in agriculture, from farmer IDs to smart contracts, from traceability and improving certification, digital payments, insurance, consumer feedback and improved logistics. For example, to improve traceability in agriculture value chains, a decentralized...
  • High Level Panel – Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2019

    Utilizing the Power of Digital Innovations for youth, smallholders and family farmers. The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Germany) and is hosted by the European Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO is sponsoring a high level panel on, Utilizing the Power of Digital Innovations for youth, smallholders and family farmers Background to the highlevel panel The world faces unprecedented challenges affecting the sustainability of agriculture and the livelihood of millions of...
  • "The use of ICTs for agriculture is a multi-stakeholder initiative..." an interview with FAO's Gerard Sylvester

    e-Agriculture interviews Mr. Gerard Sylvester (Knowledge and Information Management Officer) who is based at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Gerard has worked over the years in the area of e-Agriculture and recently co-organised the E-agriculture Solutions Forum 2018 with ITU and partners. Gerard sheds insights on a number of issues in ICTs for agriculture and especially the support to the formulation of the FAO-ITU E-Agriculture National Strategies . Gerard is published in ICTs for agriculture and a publication on "Blockchains" is in the press. Q1: could you briefly...
  • EIP-AGRI Seminar 'Multi-level strategies for digitising agriculture and rural areas’ in session

    The EIP-AGRI seminar “ Multi-level strategies for digitising agriculture and rural areas ” roared into life today and seeks to provide a platform that will stimulate debate on digitisation of agriculture and rural areas – combining European, national, regional and local levels. This event is organised by the EIP-AGRI network with the contribution of the European Network for Rural Development and of the Broadband Competencies Offices Network and is supported by the Flemish Rural Network . The seminar is held in Antwerp, Belgium starting today, Wednesday 12th of December and concluded on the...