E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "researchers"

Posts on the topic "researchers"

  • Call for Registrations : GODAN Action Training - Open Data in Agriculture

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and its GODAN Action partners in collaboration with Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) are pleased to announce an Open Data in Agriculture Workshop to be held during International Data Week in Gaborone, Botswana on 6 November 2018. The workshop will be part of a two-day meeting of the Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) at the RDA Pre-Plenary meeting. It will provide an overview of open data in agriculture and nutrition and help participants to make better use or share open data. The workshop will provide users with the...
  • Call for proposals on blockchain use cases in Agriculture

    CTA has launched a Call for Proposals to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries. Proposals must be submitted by Monday 12 November 2018, in English or French. A maximum of six grants will be awarded. The maximum amount per grant is Euro 60,000. The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain uses cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation. Information for applicants A maximum of six grants...
  • FAO launches digital tool to fight fall armyworm in South Sudan

    Xinhua News reports that FAO is going to use the new digital tool to fight the fall armyworm in South Sudan. The article further reports that FAO will distribute electronic tablets to 220 villagers to help monitor, track and share the information about the location and spread of the fall armyworm infestations. Related news on Fall Army worm FAO launches mobile application to support fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa FAO launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa head-on Briefing Note on FAO Actions on Fall Armyworm in Africa We reproduce the full article for the e-Agriculture...
  • CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2018

    The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is where information becomes power: power to predict, prescribe, and produce more food, more sustainably. It aims to democratize decades of agricultural data empowering analysts, statisticians, programmers and more to mine information for trends and...
  • Advanced Webinar: Change Detection for Land Cover Mapping

    Land cover changes can impact many areas of life. These changes can affect deforestation, ecological communities, wildfire extent, and urban growth. This advanced series will focus on using satellite imagery to map changes in land cover. Attendees will learn change detection methods, including...
  • Innovations in Agriculture: Scaling Up to Reach Millions

    The African Development Bank and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations from September 25-27, 2018, to address how to shift agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world, particularly Africa. Scaling up innovations can make an impact on the #ZeroHunger challenge. By 2050 the world needs to feed 35% more people than today as the world population is growing and also a growing need for food security, better nutrition, and improved livelihoods. This conference has lined up dozen of speakers who have implemented scale up...
  • Data to End Hunger

    The Government of Kenya, the Government of Ghana, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation organized the high-level side...
  • FAO’s regional expert consultation on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations

    An expert FAO consultation was held in Hungary on the 10th to the 13th of September 2018 on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations applicable for smallholder and family farmers in Europe and Central Asia. This comes after two major calls for FAO to support Agricultural Innovations Systems (AIS) and develop capacities in Europe and Central Asia. The first was the 39th session of the European Commission of Agriculture (ECA) and the 41st session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC), which urged FAO to continue its efforts on knowledge sharing on policies and good practices...
  • FAO to support the development of national e-agriculture strategy for Pakistan

    From Islamabad : In an effort to identify a roadmap for the national e-agriculture strategy in Pakistan, two day consultation workshop was organized in Islamabad. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) brought together representatives from the ministries of National Food Security and Research, Climate change, provincial departments, National Disaster Management Authority, telecommunication companies and private sector stakeholders engaged in agricultural service development and delivery in Pakistan for...