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Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

  • UNESCO Chair in ICT4D session at WSIS Forum 2017

    UNESCO Chair in ICT4D session at WSIS Forum 2017 Date Friday 16th June 2017 Location WSIS Forum 2017 Geneva Description The key premise of the workshop is that the global spread of ICTs has increased inequality, and that the poorest and most marginalised have therefore failed sufficiently to...
  • Seven reasons why Mexico is ready to become a global leader in ICT for agriculture initiatives

    The GSMA mAgri Programme forges partnerships between mobile operators, technology providers and agricultural organisations. Although it has enourmous potential, Mexico seems to have been left out by ICT for agriculture initiatives. This article presents seven reasons for which Mexican agriculture should invest in ICT related projects to lift farmers out of poverty and into the 21st century. 1. The needs of Mexican farmers are huge 3.9 million farmers out of 5.3 million in Mexico earn of less than USD 1,000 per year. 61 per cent of Mexican farmers live in poverty. The reasons for this...
  • Youth, Agripreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals Workshop

    Youth, Agripreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals Workshop Date 8 May, 2017. 09:00-16:00 Location Sida Headquarters, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm, Sweden Description The aim of this workshop organized jointly by SIANI and SLU Global is to develop ideas and tools to engage the african...
  • Youth, Agripreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals Workshop

    By the year 2050, the world population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion: demand for food will grow dramatically. Following a present trend, 2/3 of this population will be concetrated in big cities. In sub-saharan Africa, the number of 15-24 year olds will dramatically increase. The challenge at this point is to engage the youth in Africa to work in agriculture and develop its potential. The problem is that young generations living in rural areas prefer to migrate to big cities in search for a stable job instead of trying to develop the rural areas in which they grew up. The aim of this...
  • Using remote sensing to track water productivity

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a publicly accessible near real time database (WaPOR) using satellite data that allows monitoring of agricultural water productivity . The WaPOR monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East. The database uses satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields. This tool provides open access to the water database over underlying maps - the tool allows quering of data; time series analyses, area statistics related to water and land use assessments. The...
  • FAO Policy Portal goes online!

    Are you seeking a policy within the framework of the FAO's mandate? Do you need policy guidelines in policy formulation within these agricultural themes ? And how can FAO adapt its policy presentations to the fast-paced world of social media and on-line communities? The Good news is that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO ) created the FAO Policy Portal and today (05 April 2017) the portal is online ! The FAO Policy Portal The FAO Policy Portal was designed to present a comprehensive overview and a common access point for all FAO policy work.It provides access to FAO policy...
  • Forum Closure: The role of ICTs in SCPI of horticulture crop based systems

    The online discussion forum, entitled “ The Role of Information communication and Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) ” has officially ended. Participation The online discussion ran from the 6th to the 27th of March 2017. We received a total number of 75* contributions from participants from the following countries - Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Netherlands,...