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Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

  • 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,...
  • Open Foris: Free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring

    OpenForis is a free open-source software for environmental monitoring. It consist in a set of free and open-source software tools that facilitates flexible and efficient data collection, analysis and reporting. Open Foris includes: Collect: Easy and flexible survey design and data management Collect Mobile: Intuitive data collection and validation in the field Collect Earth: Innovative land assessment through freely available satellite imagery Calc: Efficient and collaborative data analysis and results dissemination Geospatial Toolkit: Powerful command-line utilities for processing geospatial...
  • 2017 EFITA WCCA Congress

    2017 EFITA WCCA Congress Date July 2nd - 6th, 2017 Location Montpellier Supagro school Description Many initiatives such as invited workshops and sessions and internal meetings come together within EFITA conference to make Montpellier the place to go in July when it comes to ICT for agri-food,...
  • HSRC Annual innovation and development lecture: Interrogating agricultural innovation systems from a small farmer perspective

    Join the HSRC Annual innovation and development lecture: Interrogating agricultural innovation systems from a small farmer perspective. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) over 1.3 billion people, or about 40% of the global work force is employed by agriculture. About 90 percent of the world’s 570 million farms are owned and operated by families. Most of these farms are small and are found in the rural areas of the developing world, where 75% of the population is employed in agriculture. But with the increase of the world's population and the advent of climate...
  • GODAN launches the Soil Data Working Group

    The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition ( GODAN ), has launched a new working group on Soil Data Working Group, in cooperation with the Research Data Alliance and the Global Soil Partnership . The working group was initially conceptualized during GODAN Summit 2016.The working group will closely interact with other initiatives related to the development of open soil standards promoting the exchange of digital soil data (OGC, ISO), and support and utilize these. This Soil Data Working Group joins other existing working groups within the GODAN. The objectives of the Soil Data Working...
  • Webinar: The use of drones in the humanitarian and development sectors

    Webinar: The use of drones in the humanitarian and development sectors Date February 22, 2017, 18:00 CET Description How to use drones in the humanitarian sector? Mapping aereas of natural disasters and assess the damage on facilities is an essential part of the emergency response and it can be...