E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "women"

Posts on the topic "women"

  • FAO hosts Digital Innovation Dialogue session 4: Digital Transformation and Gender Equality

    2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the importance of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls ( SDG 5 ). There is a need to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and also for the achievement of all SDG Goals. The linkages between Gender and ICTs, and how FAO seeks to mainstream gender in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture and rural development were explored in a recent publication. However, the role of digital transformation and gender equality deserves further discussion within the...
  • e-Agriculture Survey 2019

    The e-Agriculture team is launching a user survey to obtain feedback from the Community of Practice and interested users to better understand their needs, interaction on the platform and how content can be designed to meet their needs. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and it will be open until the August 31, 2019. The e-Agriculture Community of Practice and the platform is in the process of being studied with a view to a redesigned solution that closely meet the needs of the community. Technology also provides a potential to better achieve the reach and needs of our...
  • Girls in ICT Day (25 April 2019): Expand horizons, change attitudes

    Today is the 25 April 2019 and more than 170 countries worldwide get set to promote tech studies to girls and women on ‘ Girls in ICT Day ’. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the global technology community and an expected 170+ countries will celebrate 'Girls in ICT Day', an international day observed by the United Nations to help bridge the gender digital divide. The importance the United Nations is placing on technology as a driver of development is reflected in the launch of UN Secretary-General António Guterres' United Nations High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation last...
  • Call for Applications for the first edition of its Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture

    The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), has launched the Call for Applications for the first edition of its Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture, Awla Fellowship . The Call is open to Arab women researchers from the MENA region, with a strong and demonstrable interest in national, international and global agricultural challenges. The theme of the first Awla Fellowship being " The role of women in agriculture prosperity ". Candidates must be able to present professional and academic credentials in the field of agriculture. Watch the video about the call below The Call for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Focus on women and ICTs in Agriculture

    In most developing countries due to rural-urban migration, rural communities are losing young people and agriculture is robbed of the needed workforce. The result has been that many smallholder farms have more women and girls remaining on the farms providing bulk of the labour force. Advances in agricultural innovation are important to support rural livelihoods and are poised to support the role of women in our food systems. Furthermore, the digital revolution has changed the way we work and offers opportunities when implemented fairly. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in...
  • 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-...