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Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

  • Call on digital innovations for agriculture in the Europe and Central Asia region

    FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia has launched a call on digital innovations for agriculture in that region. The call aims at collecting lessons learned and recommendations for the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) or digital innovations in the sectors of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry or rural development. Selected innovations will be disseminated on online platforms, social media and will be part of an online FAO publication on the use of digital technologies for agriculture in Europe and Central Asia. Topic The innovations you wish to...
  • WSIS FORUM 2019: FAO Director-General Video Message

    As the WSIS Forum 2019 , a multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the FAO Director-General Mr. José Graziano da Silva has delivered a video message to International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and delegates ahead of the meeting to be held on the 8th to the 12th of April 2019. The message confirms FAO commitment to ending hunger through using digital technologies to bridge the rural-urban divide; and most importantly he pledged FAO’s commitment to WSIS and FAO's co-facilitation to the E-...
  • ICT Update 90 focuses on Women and Digitalization in Agriculture

    In sub-Saharan Africa and indeed in most of the developing world, women form a greater part of the agricultural labour force. There is potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to include women fully in the agricultural systems. The recent ICT Update 90 focuses on Women and Digitization in Agriculture and chronicles the work that The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has done within the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP). The interventions deal with CTA’s contribution to rural economies, the growing advancements in digitization and lessening...
  • 2019 EFITA-HAICTA-WCCA Congress "Digitizing Agriculture"

    EFITA or European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment is biennial conference that facilitates participants from over 25 countries focusing on knowledge sharing and thinking on the future of ICT technologies within the agri-food and bio-resource sectors...
  • 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...
  • CTA Project 'Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the ground' showcased

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTAs) project, ‘ Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground ” was this week showcased at FAO headquarters in Rome, at the IFAD Governing Council Meeting. Besides the stand display, there was a presentation on the last day where drones for agriculture were presented. This project was nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2019, category AL C7 – E-agriculture , whose voting is underway at the time of writing. About the project CTA is assisting African start-ups in acquiring capacity to deliver Unmanned...
  • e-Agriculture webinar on the impact of technology on sustainable agriculture

    The e-Agriculture and Aerobotics invite interested individuals to participate in this webinar below:- Title: The impact of Technology on sustainable agriculture Date : 7th of February 2019 Time : 16:00 hrs (Rome Time) [ What time is this? ] Register here Abstract Annually, farmers lose 15% of yield due to pests and diseases, for example this would equate to more than $300 million in South Africa alone. The rise of precision agriculture can not only reduce this loss and increase yields but also ensure that action is taken in a sustainable manner. How can modern technologies such as drones and...
  • 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...
  • Experience Capitalisation Workshop

    To culminate the "experience capitalisation" activity, the final series of experience capitalisation workshop focuses on delivering proven climate-smart agriculture solutions through market-led delivery mechanisms and ICT services that build the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change.