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Posts on the topic "ICTs in Agriculture (e-Agricultural related technology)"

Posts on the topic "ICTs in Agriculture (e-Agricultural related technology)"

  • Establishing the International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN is participating in the on-going African Green Revolution Forum and is sponsoring a session entitled, “ Establishing the International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture ” which will be held on the 3rd of September 2019. The session will discuss the establishment of the International Digital Council and selected AGRF participants have been invited. The Background Today, there are more than 7 billion people on the planet, a figure that is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Overall food production needs to double in a relatively short...
  • Africa's agriculture ministers discuss strategies to scale up digitalization of agriculture

    Xinhuanet reports that Africa's agriculture ministers and development partners on in June 2019 met in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, to discuss successful strategies for scaling up digitalization of African agriculture. Meeting under the Malabo Montpellier Forum, participants are discussing the rising level of mobile technology adoption in Africa in recent years, as well as African countries' current limitations and priorities for future action in agriculture. The use of ICT in transforming agricultural sector is of paramount importance, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente while...
  • ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe

    ICT 2018 will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience...
  • Climate change and variability underscore need for innovation in farming

    The original post was published by FAO Rwanda , reproduced for e-Agriculture Community for news purposes The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have taken steps to boost the capacity of extension workers and farmers to respond to climate change and variability in agricultural practice. Under the lead of FAO’s Digital Innovation Unit, the renewed cooperation, “Agro-meteorological and Agro-climatological Services in Developing Countries: Digital Innovation to tackle climate change,” was initiated in Rwanda in December 2017...
  • A treatise on “navigating extension advisory services through digital disruption”

    By Dr. Shaik N Meera (and summarized for e-Agriculture News) Extension services and extension professionals face a disrupted extension advisory services opines Dr Shaik N Meera in a recent blog. The disruption comes as technology services and farmers’ centric approaches which offer extension-like services are on the increase. Extension Advisory Services (EAS) delivery in India have limited scale, sustainability and impact. Globally, it is estimated that public extension systems’ outreach does not exceed 6.8 per cent of farmers (GFRAS, 2012). Do current extension services meet the needs of the...
  • FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC)

    The 31st session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC) is open to all FAO Members in the Europe and Central Asia region, to representatives of the United Nations Bodies and Specialized Agencies, and to selected Observers.The Conference includes a Ministerial Roundtable on Wednesday, 16...
  • e-Agriculture webinar: ZFU Ecofarmer Combo with Mercy Corps

    Join us for our next e-Agriculture webinar on cross-sector partnerships in ICT4Ag with Mercy Corps presenting the ZFU Ecofarmer Combo. When: Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 2 PM UTC 3 PM Central European Time 4 PM Zimbabwe Where: Live webinar on Adobe Connect: register here to receive instructions The...