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Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • China, FAO jointly promotes agricultural industry development in poor rural areas

    Article is shared as published by XINHUANET BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- China and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Friday jointly launched a project to boost agricultural industry development in the country's poverty-stricken rural areas. The "Development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Villages" project, launched jointly by the FAO, the China Agriculture Science and Education Foundation and GF Securities Co., Ltd., will run between 2019 and 2021 in 16 impoverished villages, according to the launching ceremony. People in the pilot villages will...
  • Call for National Experts for the Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation

    IMC Worldwide have been commissioned by DFID to undertake a Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation within DFID’s agriculture programmes. In 2018, DFID launched its Digital Strategy, aiming to establish DFID as a global leader in digital technology and development in order to have greater, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people. The strategy commits DFID to making greater and better use of digital technology to tackle global poverty and deliver on the Global Goals, as well as to maximise opportunities from digital products and services to improve the lives of poor...
  • Africa's agriculture ministers discuss strategies to scale up digitalization of agriculture

    Xinhuanet reports that Africa's agriculture ministers and development partners on in June 2019 met in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, to discuss successful strategies for scaling up digitalization of African agriculture. Meeting under the Malabo Montpellier Forum, participants are discussing the rising level of mobile technology adoption in Africa in recent years, as well as African countries' current limitations and priorities for future action in agriculture. The use of ICT in transforming agricultural sector is of paramount importance, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente while...
  • Read the Digital Technologies in Agriculture and Rural Areas Report

    A new publication by FAO that maps the adoption and use of digital innovations and technologies in agriculture has been published. The full report can be downloaded in the following links The full status report in English, link http://www.fao.org/3/ca4985en/ca4985en.pdf , The briefing paper in six UN languages through links below: http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887zh/ca4887zh.pdf (Chinese): http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887es/ca4887es.pdf (Spanish): http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887ru/ca4887ru.pdf (Russian) http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887fr/ca4887fr.pdf (French) http://www.fao.org/3/ca4887ar/ca4887ar.pdf (Arabic)...
  • CTA launches the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published the digitalisation of African Agriculture Report . The report advocates for the digital agricultural transformation that can feed Africa. In his launch statement, the CTA Director, Michael Hailu stated, “at CTA, we know and understand the power to digitalise African agriculture. But we also understand that the evidence that will attract targeted investments to further develop D4Ag on the continent is lacking”. The emphasis towards digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) has been growing over the last decade. For...
  • Pig farmers in Papua New Guinea capitalize on blockchain technology

    FAO develops livestock-tracking system to help pig farmers expand their markets In Papua New Guinea, no celebration is complete without a pig roast. As one of the few mammals living on the island, pigs play an important role in the country’s culture and economy. Traditionally, smallholder farmers—who raise the vast majority of pigs—have sold their livestock locally, but a rise in global demand for pork means new opportunities to access international markets. Consequently, farmers are looking for a way to prove that their livestock meets international standards—and are now turning to...
  • The FAO Digital Agriculture Transformation Seminar ends

    The curtain came down for the FAO Digital Agriculture Transformation Semina r on the 13th of June at FAO headquarters. The seminar was attended by several hundred participants and included government ministers, representatives of civil society and the private sector, non-governmental organizations and others. The FAO Director General had the pleasure to invite Mr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, CEO, Korea Telecom (KT) who opened the seminar with an impressive summary of the possibilities that digital technologies have for agriculture, and what KT has done and is doing. The two day event saw the first day...
  • Keep in mind the real use of research

    Cover photo: Irrigating rice fields in Sirajganj, Bangladesh. Photo: Haseeb Md. Irfanullah. This post was originally published by I NASP blog and is reposted here for information sharing purposes A research system is basically made up of four components: accessing, conducting, communicating, and utilizing research. While we often talk about the first three, use of our research in policy and practice is less frequently discussed in developing countries. Discussions at a recent workshop in Bangladesh about recent agricultural and biological science research projects revealed opportunities to...
  • Digital Agriculture Transformation Seminar

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has organized the Digital Agriculture Transformation Seminar which will be held on the 12th and 13th of June, 2019. The theme of the seminar is 'The challenges to be addressed'. The two day seminar will focus on the transformational digital technologies such as smart phones, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based services, and smart and prediction technologies such as artificial technologies and interconnected data-driven systems such as blockchain technologies. The purpose of the seminar is to foster an exchange among stakeholders (policy-makers,...