E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "youth"

Posts on the topic "youth"

  • Invitation to the e-Agriculture Webinar on Talking Books for Audio-Based Agriculture Extension

    The e-Agriculture Team in conjuction with AMPLIO would like to invite interested persons to the e-Agriculture webinar on Talking Books for Audio-Based Agriculture Extension . Details of the webinar The webinar is scheduled on the Date : 5th of June 2018 Time : 16:00 hrs (Rome Time) Registration : Click here Abstract Knowledge empowers farmers to grow enough food to feed and provide for their families, but millions who live in remote areas and lack literacy do not have access to this knowledge. The Talking Book is an audio device designed to share knowledge on-demand with people who are cut...
  • Participate in the Digital Agriculture Photo Contest

    Do you have photos of digital agricultural technologies in action? Your photos can help in the telling how technologies are being used to advance food security and nutrition in the world and how technologies are used to fight hunger. Using mobile phones in the FAO Fall armyworm mission assesment. Field visits in Santiago Island, Cabo Verde The ‘Digital Agriculture Photo Contest’ is part of the Digital Development for Feed the Future (D2FTF) which seeks to use digital tools and according to the best practices towards the achievement of the Feed the Future Initiative. Users participating in...
  • ICT4D Conference Agenda published

    The ICT4D conference agenda has been published and with a number of presentation and talks in ICTs for Agriculture and the environment, browse the full programme here . The conference has more than 200 panels, keynotes, case studies, and workshops in core ICT4D disciplines. The agenda is rich with a variety of topics, some of the exciting topics for e-Agriculture CoP include:- Digital Agriculture: Scale and Sustainability through Government Partnership and Ownership Driving Digital and Financial Inclusion that leaves no one behind From Satellites to stalk borers: using earth observation to...
  • Invitation for submissions to the ‘Fall Armyworm Tech Prize”

    The Feed the Future initiative and the Challenge Prize Centre and partners , launched the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize , to stimulate usage of digital tools and approaches to provide solutions to help combat the fall armyworm The Fall Armyworm has ravaged the crops in sub-Saharan Africa and mostly affected maize, although it can feed on other crops such as rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, cotton and vegetable crops. The Food and Agriculture Organization launched a guide that seeks to guide efforts in tackling the FAW in Africa and also a dedicated portal to support the fight against the FAW...
  • e-Agriculture Newsletter for March is out

    The e-Agriculture monthly newsletter for March has been published to subscribed members. This months' newsletter focuses on Women, Girls and ICT , as explained in the lead article that the month of March has many activities that focus on ICTs and Women. Coincidentally, the in March a new publication, GENDER AND ICTs : Mainstreaming gender in the use of ICTs for agriculture and rural development , which was launched during the International Women's Day 2018 celebrations Other highights in the newsletter are : International Day of Women and Girls in Science : Reflections from Women in...
  • International Girls in ICTs

    International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Busan, 2014), aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider car​eers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and...
  • FAO shares the "7 success factors to empowering rural women through ICTs"

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations joins the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women's Day 2018. In Rome FAO, joins other Rome Based Agencies (RBAs) on a joint event hosted by IFAD under the theme, " Linked-in: empowering rural women and girls through media and ICTs ". This event will showcase and girls to transform their lives, as a central element in the efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable rural societies. Additionally, FAO has published the " 7 success factors to empowering rural women through ICTs: Using...
  • The African Youth Agripreneur Forum

    The 2018 African Youth Agripreneur Forum and AgriPitch Competition will be held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 9 – 13 April 2018 under the theme “ Technologies and Innovations for Youth in Agribusiness ”. The Forum and the Competition will be co-hosted by the Government of Cote d’Ivoire and the...
  • How farmers are making the most of digital technologies in East Africa?

    CTA has published four success stories from East Africa that shows how ICTs are enabling farmers to access information which allows them to improve their farming practices. The stories detail how women’s lives are transformed, how ICTs have tapped into the unbanked, and how they are facilitating credit lines. Some brief notes Transforming the lives of women farmers - The first story tells of a project managed by the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET). "The Enhancing Access to Agricultural Information using ICTs in Apac District (EAAI) project used radio programmes and mobile phones to tackle...