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Posts on the topic "researchers"

Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • FAO Global Forest Survey: Assessing the status of the world forest resources and their changes over time

    The assessment of the status of the world forest resources and their changes over time can only be done through the collection of field data, which is not widely collected in developing countries, and it is generally not shared. Remote sensing is improving knowledge on the extent and spatial distribution of forests, but information on their health status and characteristics is very limited. FAO, with the support of the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany , is implementing the Global...
  • Summary of Discussions: Week 3 of the e-Forum on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

    The third week of the e-forum discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition continued with participants sharing tips on different investments that are needed to reap open data benefits. The question for week 3 was: What investments are needed to reap open data benefits and what precautions are needed to prevent damage to vulnerable farmers from opening data for agriculture and nutrition? Summary of contributions In this section a number of interesting contributions were made to the forum. Dr Muchiri opened the address with a powerful contribution that steered much debate from...
  • CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture: Transforming rural livelihoods with the power of information

    CGIAR launched the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, a new initiative that aims to convene researchers to use big data in order to help improve food security, resilience in the face climate change as well as encouraging rural development. Big data are immense stocks of information collected in computers worldwide, and it can be a potential resource for planning and decision-making. Applied to agriculture and rural development it can help give robust responses to some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, food insecurity and environmental degradation. For this...
  • AGORA Webinars: Effective Search Strategies for Researchers. Finding resources on AGORA and other platforms (EN/FR/ES)

    As promoted on AIMS We are pleased to announce three upcoming webinars in English, French and Spanish about developing search strategie for researchers. We will demonstrate how a well formulated search strategy can facilitate literature search on the AGORA platform via Summon and on other platforms. AGORA provides access to peer-reviewed journals, dataseta and e-books in agriculture and related biological, environmental, social and other research domains . AGORA’s main purpose is to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education and training in low- and middle-...
  • ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and Institutions

    Realizing the potential of ICTs in developing countries' agriculture, the Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank in collaboration with InfoDev (part of the World Bank Group) embarked in an effort to explore and capture the expanding knowledge and use of ICT tools in agrarian livelihoods. The ICT in Agriculture e-sourcebook is intended to offer agriculture and other development practitioners a set of tested solutions, good practices, and methodologies, along with promising applications, that enable them to leverage ICT and harness innovation for more effective...
  • The new ICT Update is now online: Applications for agriculture

    The new ICT Update, Issue 85 is now available online. The issue is entitled "Applications for Agricultue" reporting CTA's work in covering the growth and proliferation of digital and mobile phone technologies for agriculture. CTA is now moving forward by developing the Apps4Ag database - which is envisaged as a comprehensive, up-to-date and responsive database of ICTs including mobile, web, animation, audio, and video applications involved in the food value chains. CTA has a clear approach in integrating ICTs into the food value chains and is now working on building a sustainable platform for...
  • Apply for the World Summit Innovators (WSA) awards for Young Innovators by 31/08/2017

    Text taken from WSA The WSA Young Innovators call is elidgible for projects that: Are deveolped by young innovators under the age of 30 Offer digital solutions to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Deliver content rich digital solutions to the user including individuals, businesses and organisations have a strong digital component: websites,apps, sms based solutions, IoT, wearables etc. are market ready or already launched on the market - no ideas or concepts are elidgible WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young social entrepreneurs under 30 years of age, using ICTs...
  • Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030: A Science Policy Dialogue

    Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030: A Science Policy Dialogue Date 16 October 2017 Location Brussels, EU Commission, CHARLEMAGNE building Description This one day conference will serve to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and contribute to...
  • What Is the Future of ICT4Ag?

    With the ICTforAg Conference scheduled for June 23rd in Washington, D.C., we got to thinking about the future of AgTech. A key lesson learned from the first wave of ICT4Ag development, which is now driving a new era, is that it doesn’t matter how brilliantly an app is designed but rather whether...
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