E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "policy implementation"

Posts on the topic "policy implementation"

  • Webinar: COVID-19 response and digitalization in Europe and Central Asia

    About the webinar The webinar on COVID-19 response and digitalization aims to present a number of technologies out of the wide digital agriculture range, their interconnectivity and potential benefits, as well as challenges to practical implementation during the pandemic. This webinar will help identify the regional trends in agriculture during the pandemic, share the experience of various partners advancing on the digital rural transformation path and building resilience when faced with a crisis. Digitalization is embedded in FAO’s programme of work in Europe and Central Asia, which is...
  • “Digitalization is the way of the new life and the new economy”

    FAO Director-General emphasizes responsibility and opportunity to overcome digital divide and make technologies available for rural smallholders 18 May 2021, Rome - Digital agriculture can drive the transformation of agri-food systems necessary to eliminate hunger, reduce poverty and build a better future for all humankind, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today. "Digitalization is the way of the new life and the new economy," he said at the World Summit on the Information Society ( WSIS ) Forum 2021. "This is both a...
  • WSIS Official Opening Segment

    The WSIS Forum provides a multistakeholder platform to foster global cooperation and provide meaningful connections to information society by ensuring Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a key enabler for sustainable development. Under the theme of WSIS Forum 2021 this year: ICTs...
  • New digital agriculture opportunities showcased by reports from African Development Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and CGIAR

    26 April 2021 - Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations, and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges, according to joint country profile reports on three countries by the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and CGIAR. The profiles, covering Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda and South Africa, map the challenges and opportunities to scale the adoption of innovative digital technologies in the agriculture sector. These include national...
  • COVID-19 and e-commerce: a global review

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean have published a report entitled, “COVID-19 and e-commerce: a global review”. The report notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformations, with e-commerce digital solutions increasing globally. However, while witnessing a similar growth of e-commerce in the developing world, existing digital divides are likely to result in even greater inequalities. The report acknowledges the impact of COVID-19 globally, for example, it states, ‘The...
  • Azerbaijan gets digital with “eagro”

    Electronic Agricultural Information System – e-agriculture in Azerbaijan Currently, the sector accounts for less than 10 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and employs around 40 percent of the population. To further develop the agriculture sector, the government of Azerbaijan has adopted a strategic roadmap on agricultural production and processing in 2016 that foresees the establishment of an integrated electronic information portal was one of the major targets aiming to create a unified system that incorporates basic principles of the data management to form a comprehensive...
  • World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2021 – Call for Submissions

    Call for submission is open until 25 January 2021 WSIS Prize 2021 Timelines | WSIS Prize 2021 Rules and Guidelines The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on behalf of the WSIS Stakeholders announces the launch of the 10th edition of the WSIS prizes and calls for submission through the website by the 25 January 2021. The WSIS Prizes 2021 is an exceptional international recognition of the WSIS Stakeholders as Winners and Champions for their excellence in supporting the implementation of the WSIS outcomes, in particular WSIS Action Lines supporting the achievement of the Sustainable...
  • Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum 2020 for Asia-Pacific

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organising Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum (DASF) for Asia and the Pacific 2020 (formally called E-agriculture Solutions Forum) that will be held virtually from 30 November – 2 December 2020. Register here to attend The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted several opportunities where digital technologies can help various stakeholders. In particular, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), mobile applications...
  • Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum 2020 for Asia-Pacific

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organising Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum (DASF) for Asia and the Pacific 2020 (formally called E-agriculture Solutions Forum) that will be held virtually from 30 November...