E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "students"

Posts on the topic "students"

  • Technology Brings Revolutionary Change in African Agriculture

    by Tom Price, Independent Writer for ICT4D Conference Humans have been farming the African landscape for thousands of years, and not a great deal has changed over the many centuries. The slow rhythms of the agricultural seasons are what really drive this continent with more than 60 percent of the population working on the land. But change is afoot. Digital technology is introducing remarkable innovations to agriculture through accessible mechanization, improving farmers resilience to shocks like floods, and identifying land improvements. The mechanical power of the tractor revolutionized...
  • The 3rd African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) Conference

    The 3rd African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) Conference and AgriPitch Competition will be held in Cape town, South Africa from 24th – 28th June 2019 under the theme: “ Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth ”. This year the AYAF will be held in...
  • Japan, FAO hand over project for emergency support to assist small-scale farmers in overcoming bird flu and FAW

    The Government of Japan and FAO have handed over to the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement a project that is aimed at strengthening small farmers overcome bird flu and fall armyworm (FAW). Amongst other things the project provided the following tools - For HPAI, an active surveillance system consisting of two Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machines will be used for the rapid detection of influenza viruses. Whereas for FAW, 340 government extension officers will be provided with smartphones equipped with the FAW Monitoring and Early Warning...
  • Invitation to Survey : Digitalisation for agriculture in Africa - UAS-assisted land demarcation

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is conducting a study on "digitalisation for agriculture in Africa: UAS-assisted land demarcation". Are you aware of one or more ongoing or completed initiatives / projects focusing on land demarcation and where unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drone-based systems were / are used in the process? The survey can be accessed here Should you have any questions, directly contact CTA, Giacomo Rambaldi Senior Programme Coordinator , ICT4AgCTA | P.O. Box 380 | 6700AJ Wageningen |The Netherlands | www.cta.int
  • Bridging the Gender Data Gap and Connecting Data Communities

    This webinar adds to the existing discourse on gender data by demonstrating how partnerships within data systems are necessary for closing existing gaps and generating evidence-based policy for women and girls. The three different perspectives will offer webinar participants a unique view of...
  • 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...
  • ‘WorldBank Group to support Africa’s digital transformation’

    In an opinion piece on CNN Business , the WorldBank Group CEO and interim presidents noted that automation and artificial intelligence (and other disruptive technologies) could revolutionize the industrialized world, and with great potential to the developing world. O n her tweeter account , Ms Kristalina Georgieva noted in order to support Africa’s digital transformation, the WorldBank Group will invest $25 billion between now and 2030 and is aiming to mobilize $25 billion more from the private sector. How can African countries leapfrog themselves for this challenge? In the above mentioned...
  • Commission on the Status of Women #CSW63

    The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world...
  • 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...
  • e-Agriculture Case Study on E-KOKARI published

    You might be wondering, What is E-KOKARI? E-KOKARI is an interactive voice responsive (IVR) platform developed in Niger and it allows farmers, breeders and buyers to access information, advice, warnings and market prices in the field of agriculture and livestock. E-KOKARI allows farming communities in Niger to access timely and accurate information they need on the farm. In Niger, like in many parts of Africa, the use of mobile phones have increased and while French is a common language – not every farmer prefers it. Hence, E-KOKARI was developed to help farmers to access needed information...